• 18 Jun 2018

    Theresa May says the extra cash she’s promised for the NHS comes from a Brexit dividend. FactCheck investigates.

  • 17 Jun 2018

    NHS England will get a boost of more than 20 billion pounds a year after Brexit, Theresa May has announced – hinting that taxes and borrowing could rise to help pay for it, as well as that so called Brexit ‘windfall’. But it’s already caused huge ructions inside the Cabinet. Victoria Macdonald, Health and Social…

  • 17 Jun 2018

    Interview with Chief Executive of The Health Foundation, Dr Jennifer Dixon.

  • 14 Jun 2018

    The Home Office has announced that it is going to relax its own rules and allow more skilled workers from outside the European Union into the UK following complaints from bosses within the National Health Services about a recruitment crisis. At the moment, just over twenty thousand non-EU skilled workers are allowed in each year and…

  • 1 Jun 2018

    It’s notorious as being one of the most difficult diseases to detect in its crucial early stages, and survival rates here are poorer than in the rest of Europe. Most types of ovarian cancer, once diagnosed, are treated with chemotherapy. But a new breakthrough drug, called niraparib, is being made available on the NHS. It…

  • 31 May 2018

    On the back of the worst winter in a decade, NHS trusts in England have reported financial deficits twice as bad as anticipated.The number of GPs planning to leave the profession has risen to two in five. And senior doctors have today warned the government that the NHS needs an extra seven billion pounds a…

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Too many patients end their days in hospital, when they would far rather be at home with loved ones. Now, for the first time, a secure on-line system links patients with GPs, hospitals and even paramedics, so that everyone can instantly see where patients want to go – and whether they want to be resuscitated. The…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    Parents of children with a rare form of cancer were told their treatment could be stopped mid-course, because the highly expensive drug might no longer be available for free. Doctors feared that the company which provides the Neuroblastoma drug, and has already spent £6 million on, might have to start charging. They’ve now agreed to…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Today’s NHS England winter figures show the proportion of people waiting more than four hours in major accident and emergency units were the highest in the 70-year history of the health service. And that was just one set of figures out today that revealed the intensity of the pressure the NHS is under. There were…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Figures out today show a slight improvement in the number of patients diverted away from accident and emergency units and faster ambulance hand over times to hospitals. However, bed occupancy is still running at nearly 95 per cent – 10 per cent above the recommended safe level. And now Welsh A & E consultants have…

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Does the NHS really have more beds, more doctors and more flu vaccines available than ever before? FactCheck takes a look.

  • 10 Jan 2018

    The NHS is in crisis. But are regions with large migrant populations suffering more? FactCheck takes a look.

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Jeremy Hunt said that A&E departments are treating more people in under four hours than they were seven years ago. But he didn’t mention that the number of people waiting more than four hours has gone up too – by 600 per cent.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    Hospitals across England are under such pressure they’ve been advised to put off all non-urgent operations until the middle of January. NHS England said they should free up beds for the most unwell patients ahead of an “expected surge” after the Christmas and New Year break.

  • 21 Nov 2017

    Doctors leaders’ have warned the government that as winter approaches, the NHS is facing unprecedented pressures. The Royal College of GPs has written to the Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of tomorrow’s budget, adding to the growing clamour within the NHS for a significant increase in funding.  Earlier this month, NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens…