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The government has confirmed changes to local government funding arrangements that are intended to boost the amount of money available for the ailing social care sector.
The majority of eligible councils look set to make use of freedoms to increase tax levels to help pay for social care in order to bolster cash-strapped services, early indications suggest.
Health should be put at the heart of all government departments, according to the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Cuts to public health funding are a “false economy”, according to the Commons’ health committee
Public health funding for councils will be cut by £77m in 2016-17, the government has confirmed.
NHS England has announced a surprise £60m boost to the cancer drugs fund, bringing it up to £340m for 2015-16, even as it slashes the number of drugs or indications available by 25.
NHS England is to start evaluating the cost effectiveness of medicines available through the cancer drugs fund in a bid to bring the budget under control
A new patient safety drive to halve avoidable harm in England will be “brave” and not follow the usual “paternal” NHS approach to pushing for improvements, according to the senior nurse leading the Sign up Safety Campaign.
Almost half the intake of nurses recruited from Spain and Portugal by a trust in the South West have resigned, highlighting a wider problem in the region of retaining staff from overseas.