• 31 May 2017

    The healthcare costs for retired British pensioners who return to the UK after Brexit could double to £1bn if the reciprocal EU scheme ends.

  • 26 May 2017

    The think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said both the Conservatives and the Labour Party aren’t being honest about the economic consequences of their manifesto proposals. It didn’t look at the manifestos of the Lib Dems, Ukip and other parties. The IFS warned that the Tories’ pledges to boost NHS spending may well be…

  • 25 May 2017

    Of the 116 people hospitalised after the Manchester attack, 75 are being treated in hospitals around Greater Manchester. Twenty-three of those are in critical care, including five children. A large proportion are being treated at the Royal Manchester Infirmary. I went along to join staff as they observed this morning’s silence and to speak with…

  • 15 May 2017

    The NHS is slowly getting back to normal after last week’s global cyber hack, as ministers said there had been no second wave of attacks when people got back to work this morning.

  • 12 May 2017

    Chris Hopson, the CEO of NHS Providers, the association of NHS foundation trusts.

  • 12 May 2017

    From Dumfries and Galloway to Colchester in Essex, hospitals and NHS trusts across the country have been thrown into chaos by a massive cyber hack.

  • 12 May 2017

    It seems the malware the hackers used was a sophisticated virus called Wanna Decryptor. It shuts down files on a victim’s computer then tries to blackmail them in exchange for restoring access to their files.

  • 7 May 2017

    The Conservatives today pledged to improve NHS mental health treatment with ten thousand new staff by 2020. And Labour promised not to raise taxes for those earning under £80,000.

  • 20 Apr 2017

    Joining us: Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman, Norman Lamb. We did ask to speak to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt or any his junior ministers, no-one was available. However, I am joined by Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for South Croydon, who has constituents who access the threatened…

  • 20 Apr 2017

    The election follows one of the toughest winters ever experienced by the NHS – with the funding shortfall and  concerns over staff shortages and social care all playing a part. And then there are the local campaigns to keep neighbourhood health services open.

  • 13 Apr 2017

    Demand for hospital beds are at an all-time high – the same goes for waits in A&E. Depressing figures, after a tough winter: waiting times over the target the highest since records began, a record rise in days lost because patients can’t be discharged.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Artificial Intelligence – once the stuff of science fiction, it’s now becoming a reality across our society. Healthcare is one area where doctors believe AI could transform the way patients are treated – so could it be a saviour for the cash strapped NHS?

  • 31 Mar 2017

    In the week that Brexit finally became real: you might be expecting a financial bonanza before too long. But there’s no £350m a week for the NHS yet.

  • 31 Mar 2017

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens.

  • 4 Mar 2017

    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate their support for the NHS. Organisers described the national protest as a rallying call to save the health service from further austerity, with the chancellor under pressure to find more money for social care in next week’s budget.