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Independent providers depending more on NHS contracts

NHS service contracts for independent health providers are increasing faster than their private income, according to health economic analysts.
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FTs are beyond control of NHS England

A legal review of the ‘whistleblower’ situation has concluded that NHS England has no legal power to direct Foundation Trusts (FTs).
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Nicholson to quit

Sir David Nicholson will retire from his role as Chief Executive of NHS England, and from the NHS altogether, in March 2014.
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NHS to pilot mass cancer-risk gene testing

A programme to test cancer patients for 97 genes that increase cancer risk will be piloted at a London hospital and funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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CCG to open diabetes cafe

NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG is to hold a series of events where people with diabetes can discuss their condition with fellow diabetics.
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New trade deal puts NHS up for sale, says Lord Owen

The Government is keeping the implications of the planned US-EU trade deal for the NHS a secret from Parliament and the public, Lord Owen has said.
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A&E services facing winter breakdown

NHS emergency services are facing a major breakdown this winter due to staffing and funding shortages.
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Gap between health and social care widens

Delayed transfers of care from the NHS to social services are becoming more prevalent, according to Government figures highlighted by Age UK.
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NHS launches support plan for emergency care

The NHS has launched a plan to support its overloaded A&E services, with the formation of ‘urgent care boards’ able to invest in emergency care.
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NHS health checks to continue despite expert doubts

Public Health England will continue providing five-yearly health checks for all people aged 40–74 years, despite expert claims that these are of limited value.

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