NHS trusts have come under fire due to billions of pounds being spent on agency staff pay, despite imposed pay caps introduced in 2015 | Cash-strapped hospitals in England face a £322m tax rise from April | The NHS spends £25.7m annually prescribing gluten-free food for celiacs in a 'ludicrous' policy which sees doctors forced [...]

Some locum doctors are receiving £300,000 a year despite an NHS pledge to cap earnings new figures from Liaison show | Jeremy Hunt’s commitment to recruit 1,000 physician associates to work in general practice is set to cost more than £15m | A £40m capital funding boost for NHS Wales will help to build a [...]

Locum doctors are holding the NHS to ransom by demanding “excessive” rates of pay from cash-strapped hospitals | More than one million working hours at NHS Grampian were covered by bank or agency nurses last year, the highest number ever recorded by the health board | An NHS England scheme to kick-start plans for 1,500 [...]

Nine in ten NHS trusts are still using Windows XP - two-and-a-half years after Microsoft discontinued support for the operating system | GP practices in east London will train more than 100 physician associates over the next seven years under plans to transform the primary care workforce | 71% of NHS staff said they were [...]

The British Medical Association reports that 31% of GP partners have been unable to fill vacancies in the last 12 months | Healthcare in Coventry and Warwickshire is set to be overhauled in a bid to save £267m in the next five years | Expenditure on non-permanent workers by trusts and health boards in Wales [...]