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Four NHS commissioning bodies in England offer to share savings made with GP practices.
NHS figures show drop of 1,193 family doctors in past year, despite pledge to increase numbers by 5,000 by 2020.
Hospitals miss two-week target for seeing specialist for only second time since records began, as delays in treatment rise.
Shadow health secretary pledges to ‘end Tory privatisation’ by reversing moves to bring private providers into NHS.
BMA warns of impending ‘disaster’ as its research shows 40% of doctors who qualified in EEA may leave because they feel less welcome.
MPs claim Dorset Private GP service, at up to £145 per appointment, will mean NHS patients without money will wait even longer for care.
Senior doctor calls health service ‘broken’ after deaths of two patients left to wait on trolleys at Worcestershire Royal hospital.
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard says government’s pledge to guarantee access to family doctors at weekends is unrealistic.
People with non-urgent conditions may be neglected amid long waiting times, leading to acute problems, warns head of GPs’ body.
Doctors’ union had asked prime minister for increase, citing popularity of leave campaign’s £350m a week pledge.
Requiring a sick note after one week takes time away from patients who may need appointments more, doctors say.
Mark Porter accuses government at doctor’s union conference of breaking pledges to protect and fund the health service.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of BMA GPs committee, says patients would suffer as doctors forced to sit in empty surgeries.
Public accounts committee claims Jeremy Hunt does not know if supply of doctors and nurses can adequately meet demand.
Weekend death rate problem, used by Jeremy Hunt to justify imposing new doctors’ contract, ‘does not exist’.
EHRC document to be presented to the UN, seen exclusively by the Guardian, says that new contract discriminates against female doctors.
Medics retain public support as 48-hour strike begins, with Jeremy Hunt mocked in parliament for statement on patient safety.
Bed shortages and cancelled operations loom in NHS emergency.
More than 2,000 medics and students tell health secretary days after he tried to defuse anger that proposed contracts are unfair and risk patient safety.
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