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More obese people and smokers in England will wait longer for surgery, says leaked letter

Why will obese patients and smokers wait longer for operations A scheme to make the obese and heavy smokers wait longer for routine knee...

HIV services at risk because of fragmented system

What can be done to better co-ordinate treatment and care for those with HIV Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patient care in England is in...

May’s election bombshell triggers questions over NHS

How will the NHS fare after the general election This week Prime Minister Theresa May dropped a bomb into the UK political arena by calling a...

Medicines management is changing: are you up to speed?

Who are the new decision makers in medicines management What’s the impact on your products and what new funding mechanisms are in place to support...

Stevens sets out ‘Next steps’ for NHS

What is the significance of Next steps NHS England boss Simon Stevens' long-awaited policy document Next steps on the NHS five year forward view...

Three trusts to get help with finances from special measures programme

Will special measures make a difference to trusts' finances Three trusts with a projected deficit of £145m are to get help to achieve 'rapid...

NHS could save up to £400m a year by curbing prescriptions for low value items

Will changes to prescribing medicines make significant savings in the NHS NHS England is to issue guidelines on prescribing items of low clinical...

NHS shake-ups have caused staff shortages

STPs will be hard to implement without support, says survey Repeated shake-ups and reorganisations of how the NHS operates have caused staff...

District nursing and GUM services hit by NHS funding crisis

How are district nursing, GUM and hip replacement services coping with financial pressures Cuts to NHS funding are affecting patient care in ways...

Chief nursing officer campaigns for nurses to lead through tough times ahead

How can nurses help tackle the challenges facing the NHS Chief nurse Professor Jane Cummings has warned the annual Chief Nurse's Summit conference...

Acquisition of HSJ significantly strengthens Wilmington’s presence across the UK healthcare market

Wilmington Healthcare’s unrivalled presence set to benefit all stakeholders Wilmington plc has reached an agreement to acquire Health Service...

King’s Fund says STPs offer hope but need more money and time

Can STPs succeed The 44 sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) covering England offer the best hope for the future of NHS services but...