Tax rise payments from over 8 million people needed to fund NHS litigation An influential parliamentary committee has been warned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) that the Health and Social Care Levy of 1.25% could be swallowed up by the amounts being paid out each year in NHS clinical negligence claims. In evidence to… Read more »
Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »
Health secretary insists he has no power to overrule anti-gay Northern Ireland law, in bizarre legal case.
Dozens of financially sound hospitals could be closed or downgraded after the health secretary forces through controversial changes to the care bill today.