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Hundreds of thousands of cancer patients in the UK are being forced to pay for private treatment amid record NHS waiting times, according to data obtained by the Guardian. The proportion of … Read more

The latest (September) figures from the private sector’s own official source, the Private Healthcare Information Network, confirm yet again how limited has been the growth in private hospitals’ inpatient caseload – despite … Read more

The NHS was set up to be a universal health service, covering the whole population, providing care according to clinical need, not ability to pay, and funded from general taxation.  … Read more

The wife of a Neil O’Brien, a Conservative health minister, works for a private firm that has been handed NHS contracts, it has been revealed. Neil O’Brien’s spouse is GP engagement lead … Read more

NHS figures analysed by The Independent have found that a single children’s mental health hospital with just 59 beds reported more than 1,600 “sexual safety incidents” in four years. The … Read more

At the end of last year Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary Wes Streeting decided to wind up Labour supporters and delight Telegraph readers by proposing increased use of the private … Read more

 The Mirror reports on the connections between Tory MPs, lords and even Downing Street advisers and private healthcare, showing how they have been shamelessly accepting money from private healthcare firms … Read more

The Guardian reports that Gordon Sanders, a multimillionaire dementia home boss, paid himself at least £21m in five years despite inspectors finding multiple breaches of staffing, safety and leadership rules, … Read more

Woodbourne Priory Hospital, in Edgbaston, a private hospital providing mental health services, has been rated ‘inadequate’ by a health watchdog following an inspection prompted by a young patient’s preventable death. … Read more

Somerset Foundation Trust has partnered with Alliance Medical for its Taunton Diagnostic Centre. The previous private partner, Rutherford Health, went into liquidation in June 2022. The centre only opened in … Read more

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