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The total bill for agency staff within NHS trusts in England decreased by £700m in 2016/17 from £3.64bn to £2.86bn, representing a 20% reduction. Hourly pay rates across all grades of locum staff in the NHS fell during 2016/17, as…

Join professionals, academics and families at the 1st Annual UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance Conference this September. Join practitioners, service users and academics to explore how a whole-family approach can break the intergenerational cycle of mental health problems at the…

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Responding to King’s Fund analysis which has found central government cuts have forced councils to reduce planned spending on public health services by £85 million, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents health service organisations in England,…

A new report suggests that a more strategic role for ‘traditional’ community hospitals might be timely within the NHS in England. According to research by RAND Europe, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, and Bournemouth University, community hospitals…

NHS Prescription Charges Stop Patients Receiving Life-Changing Medication  The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) today releases four shocking statistics to highlight how the cost of an NHS prescription in England is impacting on the lives, health and wellbeing of people…

Healthcare innovators are being invited to submit their ideas for a prestigious annual competition recognising innovation and excellence in healthcare. Now in its 14th year, the Bright Ideas in Health Awards encourage, celebrate and reward the outstanding innovation and excellence…

Workers in excellent health are more aware of the need to plan financially for retirement Only 35% of people in the UK take their health seriously by establishing good habits Only 40% consider their long-term health when making lifestyle choices…

We are so used to the attacks on the NHS from the Daily Mail that we forget that it can be merciless to private medicine too. A critical article by Lois Rogers for the Mail’s on-line edition on June 12th…

At the time of writing Britain is basking in glorious sunshine and we are in the midst of a record breaking heatwave. The media is full of “sun safety” tips and advice – but did you know hiding from the…