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NHS funding to focus on cancer and mental health

There are vacancies for up to 100,000 doctors and nurses across the NHS, undermining attempts to hit waiting time targets

NHS ‘must do more to tackle white privilege’, trust chief says

Sarah-Jane Marsh, chief executive of Birmingham Women's & Children's NHS Trust, says she will no longer sit on any interview board panel that does not include a BAME member, after figures for her own trust revealed ethnic minority candidates were less likely to succeed at interview

‘We’ll have to pay a lot more’: Households could face £2,000...

In a joint report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Health Foundation have calculated that health spending will have to rise faster than than the economy grows for the foreseeable future, and meeting this expense will inevitably lead to tax increases

‘I’m not afraid’ – Baroness Jowell’s courage in the face of...

Dealing with her was one of the pleasures of covering that project from bid to closing ceremony

‘No scandal’: Breast cancer researchers defend trial

Public Health England, which oversees the national screening programme, say the AgeX trial - run by the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford - was responsible for inadvertently cancelling routine scans for women in their late 60s

Contaminated blood: Pharmaceutical firms ‘must be held accountable’

More than 3,000 people, many of them haemophiliacs, were infected by contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 1980s and more than 2,400 have died

NHS reorganisation could "threaten patient safety"

Campaigners are bringing a judicial review of plans to create new regional Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) to oversee healthcare

Machine keeps liver alive outside body in groundbreaking procedure

Researchers in Oxford have developed a machine that pumps oxygenated blood and nutrients into the liver after it has been removed from a donor, and say it can keep the organ viable for up to 24 hours

Tax on sugary soft drinks comes into force to combat child...

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, announced by former chancellor George Osborne in 2016, was originally expected to raise £520m in its first year, with the money to be spent on school sport

Porton Down experts unable to identify ‘precise source’ of novichok that...

Gary Aitkenhead, chief executive of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) at Porton Down, told Sky News they were not yet able to prove it was made in Russi