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More than a quarter of NHS and social care services in England are failing to meet all the essential standards they should, the regulator says.

Junior doctors will spend a minimum of four working days shadowing the job that they will be taking up from this summer, it was announced by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh today

As the NHS Confederation annual conference and exhibition gets underway on 20 June, chief executive Mike Farrar will warn that the NHS must win public backing for long-term radical changes to healthcare services or the care of patients will be put at risk.


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New guidance has been published by the General Medical Council (GMC) to help doctors across the UK keep their knowledge and skills up to date throughout their working life.


The NAPC, NHS Alliance and the NHS Confederation have announced they are working together to establish a new membership service to provide clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) with a single, strong and independent collective voice.


Health and social care professionals can now access the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the British National Formulary (BNF) at the touch of a button. The app will transform the way people access the BNF - the most widely-used medicines information resource within the NHS.


The Royal College of Nursing has described a new survey that shows a decline in public satisfaction with the NHS in England, Scotland and Wales as “disappointing"


David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, has announced his departure to take up the role of Chief Executive at the Care Quality Commission


GPs and their practices are to be scored out of 10 for how their patients rate their experiences under new data being published in England for the first time.


Data published for the first time today will help patients choose the right GP surgery and help GPs and the NHS to make improvements to the way they do things


The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has joined other health trade unions in condemning proposals by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to increase the annual registration fee for nurses and midwives by more than 58 per cent


The proportion of patients spending more than four hours in A&E has increased by more than a quarter over the last year, reaching its highest level since 2004, according to the latest quarterly monitoring report on NHS performance published by The King’s Fund


Doctors will take industrial action for the first time in almost 40 years over major changes to the NHS pension scheme, the BMA confirmed today (Wednesday 30 May, 2012)


New ways of buying supplies and medical equipment could save the NHS £1.2 billion to reinvest in patient care, Health Minister Simon Burns announced today


Guidance aimed at improving procurement across the healthcare system has been published by the Department of Health


The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed publication of the Nursing and Care Quality Forum’s initial report, saying the report recognises the importance of empowering nurses to provide the highest standards of care across the board.


The Nursing and Care Quality Forum’s initial recommendations to the Prime Minister have been published today.


The latest leadership report from the King's Fund helps nail the myths about the importance of good management to high quality care says NHS Confederation chief executive Mike Farrar


Government plans to reform education, training and workforce planning in the NHS are unclear and lack crucial detail, says the Health Select Committee


Cuts to services are hitting some of the most vulnerable members in society according to a new survey published today by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)


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