Health professionals are expressing concerns that the changes to the NHS will make child protection and related health services more difficult.
The health service could face higher costs, struggle with emergencies and be undermined by a rushed implementation of reforms, the NHS risk register has warned.
Triumphant ministers are presiding over the final legislative stages of the health and social care bill - a process the opposition claims represents the last rites of the NHS.
Hugely unpopular NHS reforms are set to clear the Commons for good on Wednesday, despite desperate last-gasp efforts to stall the health and social care bill.
GPs might be left with only one day a week to look after patients if NHS reforms become law, according to research released today.
A kind of centrifugal force is pinning the Lib Dems to the side of the fuselage as their legislation spirals out of control.
The government is refusing to immediately publish the transition risk register after its appeal against a freedom of information ruling failed.
Over 2,000 medical workers are descending on Westminster later to protest against the government's NHS reforms.
Lib Dem councillors in Portsmouth, led by MP Mike Hancock, call on deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to drop his support for the health and social care bill.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham criticises the latest NHS reform concessions as an empty gesture from the government.
Health minister Earl Howe says the latest amendments to the health and social care bill do not diminish its original goals.
There was nowhere the health secretary would less like to be than the Commons this afternoon.
The government continues to defend its controversial health and social care bill, with a spokesman for the department of health yesterday telling the BBC
The former NHS chief executive stated his opposition to the Health and Social care bill in an interview yesterday
The leader of the opposition has argued in The Times that the health and social care bill is not the reform the NHS needs
Ministers have dismissed claims of wavering Cabinet support about the government’s controversial health and social care bill.
Once again, the NHS threatens to make the Tories toxic.
Opponents of the government's NHS reforms have three months to "stop this bill", Ed Miliband has said.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists explains its lack of support for the health and social care bill before yesterday's amendments were released:
Health secretary Andrew Lansley explains the government's approach as ministers publish further amendments to the health and social care bill:
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham comments on the Department of Health's latest health and social care bill amendments:
Royal College of Nursing chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter explains why the RCN is calling on ministers to drop the health and social care bill completely:
A Department of Health spokesperson comments on the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives' call to drop the health and social care bill outright:
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham comments on the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives' call to drop the health and social care bill outright:
Royal College of Midwives chief executive Cathy Warwick explains why the RCM is calling on ministers to drop the health and social care bill completely: