Health minister Ann Keen has accused media commentators of sexism following yesterday’s coverage about nursing becoming a all-graduate profession.
Healthcare assistants have taken on more and more core nursing tasks in recent years. Sally Gainsbury investigates the impact of this blurring of professional boundaries in the current economic climate
Lord Darzi quits as government ministerSubscription
Health minister Lord Ara Darzi is quitting his post as health minister, according to Health Service Journal.
King’s Fund chief executive and former Nursing Times editor Niall Dickson will leave the think tank in January to take up a role as chief executive of a healthcare regulator.
Health ministers' expenses claims exposedSubscription
Health ministers and MPs on the shadow health team are among those named and shamed by The Daily Telegraph’s exposé of MP expenses claims.
Swine flu prompts patient colour coding guidanceSubscription
The Royal College of Physicians has published draft guidance for NHS strategic planners and clinicians on dealing with a flu pandemic.
NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh has instructed the website NHS Choices to publish each hospital trust’s overall death rate.