The Health Secretary told ITV News it would "not be fair" if doctors and nurses faced similar pressures year in year out.Read the full story ›
As A&E figures hit record lows for a second time, the chief executive of NHS Providers called for an NHS budget of £153bn by 2022/23.Read the full story ›
Prime Minister Theresa May said in October the Government will shift towards an organ donation system in England which presumes consent.Read the full story ›
"Too many families have been denied this in the past, adding unnecessarily to the pain of their loss."Read the full story ›
Five thousand additional trainee nurse places will be opened up next year to boost the numbers of home-grown NHS staff.Read the full story ›
Labour are also holding a day-long debate in the Commons.Read the full story ›
A medical consultant has told ITV News patients in A&Es are being left with "absolutely no dignity" because of cuts to social care.Read the full story ›
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has denied the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis, saying "very serious problems" had been limited to "one or two hospitals".
The crisis description from the Red Cross came as two patients died last week in the same A&E department after awaiting treatment on trolleys, with one waiting for 35 hours.
Asked about the deaths at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Mr Hunt told ITV's Good Morning Britain: "Every individual situation like that is of course a terrible tragedy."
He said reports of patients "waiting for too long on trollies" were down to "a handful" after "the most difficult time of the year" for the health service.
Mr Hunt said the Government was spending an extra £4 billion on health and committing "more doctors and nurses than ever before" with the NHS remaining its "top priority".
He confirmed he will update MPs on the situation in the NHS in Parliament later today, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had requested.
The new apprenticeship programme could see up to 1,000 trainee nurses joining the NHS each year and learning while they work.Read the full story ›
Local health managers have even reportedly been told to deny Freedom of Information requests about the plans, according to a think tank.Read the full story ›