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The National Audit Office has today published a report highlighting key trends and variations in the delivery of healthcare across the four nations of the UK

The NHS Commissioning Board will “embrace NICE with great warmth” and work closely with arms-length bodies to improve health care, according to the chair of the Board

RCGP response to GMC report 'Investigating the prevalance and causes of prescribing errors in general practice'

 

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Patients in parts of London, Manchester and Salford and Nottingham will shortly be able to register with a GP practice of their choice for the first time

 

The Health and Social Care Bill today gained Royal Assent to become the Health and Social Care Act (2012)

 

NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar said the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill was the start not the end of a long road ahead for the NHS

 

The Royal College of Nursing has said it still has considerable concerns about the Health and Social Care Bill following the completion of its passage through parliament

 

Commenting on the passing of the Health and Social Care Bill through Parliament after a long-standing battle over the past year, Mike Holden, speaking on behalf of Pharmacy Voice said..

 

The government's planned changes to the NHS in England have cleared their final reading in the House of Lords

 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the ruling by the Information Commissioner on the NHS risk register, said

 

After a formal procurement process using a government framework agreement, the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS Trust has appointed Vodafone UK as its communications partner

 

The Chairman of the BMA’s GPs Committee has written to all GPs in England setting out the Committee’s opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill, amid fears about the wide-ranging impact the Government’s reforms will have on GPs’ working practices and their relationship with patients

 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, responding to Nick Clegg's letter to Lib Dem MPs and Peers on the Health Bill, said

 

Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said in response to the return of the Health and Social Care Bill to the House of Lords this afternoon

 

85 per cent of GPs predict that the financial challenge facing the NHS will eventually force the Government to set out more clearly what care is – and is not – freely available on the NHS in England

 

Millions of pounds have been saved by removing 'ghost patients' from GP lists, following the Audit Commission's latest National Duplicate Registration Initiative (NDRI) exercise

 

The Royal College of Nursing has joined other health unions in calling on the Government to disclose the risks associated with the Health and Social Care Bill, in line with a request from the Information Commissioner

 

The Royal College of Nursing has said the Government has showed an unwillingness to engage with nursing staff by failing to invite all relevant groups to today’s Downing Street meeting on the NHS reforms

 

Six times as many people trust health professionals than David Cameron and Andrew Lansley (60 per cent – 10 per cent) over their health reforms and 68 per cent want the government to publish its own risk register on the reforms says a new YouGov poll

 

Commenting on the Prime Minister's decision to invite only a handful of trade bodies to his health summit this afternoon (Monday), TUC Deputy General Secretary Frances O'Grady said

 

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