Sir David Nicholson is to resign as chief executive of NHS England early next year, it has emerged, in a move set to prompt ecstatic celebrations from campaigners.
No 10 is refusing to reveal the extent of Lynton Crosby's discussions with David Cameron about plain packaging, as a row over the lobbyist's links with the shelved policy continues to escalate.
A last-ditch effort to stop the government's NHS reform programme fell apart in the Lords last night, with Tory and Lib Dem peers forcing through wide-ranging changes to the health service.
Leading figures in Britain's arts world have been told they must turn their product into a "commodity" to justify continued funding.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband drove each other into the ground over the NHS this lunchtime, in a gruelling Commons exchange.
A piece of legislation which campaigners say will privatise the NHS will be voted on by the Lords tonight, in a move which some consider a game-changer for the health service.
Campaigners are turning the screws on Jeremy Hunt ahead of a Lords vote which some say would privatise the NHS.
An inquest which could trigger significant changes to the way Irish health authorities handle abortion will be conducted this week.
Labour has demanded an investigation into the coalition's controversial NHS reforms as evidence of a "colossal conflict of interest" at their heart emerges.
Serious question-marks about who would be in charge in the event of a national health emergency are hanging over the UK, MPs have warned.
The NHS has been warned to tread carefully in its efficiency drive in order to avoid the appalling levels of care highlighted in the recent Francis report.
Hospital and care facilities standards fell in the UK between 2011 and 2012, according to a new report.
Signs of movement are starting to emerge from Whitehall over the future of embattled NHS chief David Nicholson, who will face further calls for his resignation in the Commons later.
Jeremy Hunt has launched into another attack on the struggling NHS, telling mediocre hospitals: "Coasting can kill."
The man held responsible for the unnecessary deaths of thousands of patients across the NHS has blamed politicians for their demise.
Labour took the unprecedented step of moving to kill off coalition NHS regulations in the Lords today, amid growing anger at perceived moves to privatise the service.
Stafford hospital has become the first foundation hospital to be put into special administration.
NHS chief executive David Nicholson faces a silent vigil from protesters in Manchester today, as pressure on him to resign continues to step up.
Conservative MPs are set to take on embattled NHS chief executive David Nicholson by signing a motion urging him to resign.
England needs another 5,000 midwives to cope with the current baby boom, peers will be told later.
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