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October 2, 2018

An emergency £240m cash injection will be given to the social care sector in the UK to help ease the pressure on the NHS this winter.
 
The funding will be routed through local councils and will be spent on packages of care to free up hospital beds, either through enabling people to go home quickly, or preventing older people from coming into hospital unnecessarily.
 
The plans are set to be announced today by health secretary Matt Hancock at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham.
 

July 8, 2008
London hospital gives new livers to 72 non-British nationals in four years

Health watchdogs are to investigate a hospital over concerns it is giving too many liver transplants to foreigners.

The Healthcare Commission was alerted by NHS transplant bosses after figures showed that King's College Hospital in London had given new livers to 72 non-British European Union nationals in four years. Of those, 37 were given to Greek and Cypriot nationals in what were classed as "private" operations.

July 1, 2008
Healthcare professionals are urged to support vision for the NHS

Gordon Brown has urged staff to support the Government's NHS reforms as ministers pledged to put quality at the heart of patient care.

Lord Darzi finally unveiled his vision for the health service after a year-long consultation exercise to outline measures to raise standards of care and give patients more choice in how and where they are treated.

It includes plans to force all hospitals to publish "quality accounts" of the care they provide in the same way that they publish financial accounts.

May 15, 2008
Hospitals that fail to meet patients' expectations could have their funding slashed

Hospitals that fail to meet patients' expectations could have their funding slashed under the UK government's plans to reform the NHS.

The public will also be given rights to minimum standards of treatment through a new health service constitution, the Prime Minister told MPs.

Gordon Brown said the proposals would mean that, for the first time, payments to NHS hospitals would be adjusted according to patient satisfaction and health outcomes.

April 25, 2008
Poll reveals scientists believe AIDS vaccine may never be developed

Scientific consensus on the prospect for development of an effective preventive AIDS vaccine is bleak, according to the results of a poll of AIDS researchers and scientists which was released today.

The poll of AIDS scientists offered significant additional credibility to the recent public call by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to halt US government funding of repeatedly failing AIDS vaccine research - which for more than 20 years has shown few results other than how not to develop a vaccine.

April 24, 2008
North Bristol NHS Trust deny refusing to treat Welsh patients

An English NHS trust denied it has stopped treating patients from across the border after being accused of putting up the equivalent of the "Berlin Wall".

Staff at North Bristol NHS Trust, which runs Southmead and Frenchay hospitals, have been instructed not to book Welsh patients for appointments unless prior funding has been secured.

All new and follow-up appointments, including listing patients for surgery, should only go ahead with funding approval from the Welsh Assembly, an internal memo said.

March 19, 2008
Scottish Health Minister announces an action plan to fight hospital acquired infection

Scottish hospitals will get an extra £1.25 million to fight antibiotic-resistant healthcare acquired infections (HAIs), such as MRSA.

The funding is part of an action plan announced today by Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon.

February 20, 2008
The UK government recently announced £20 million extra funding for palliative care services for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions

The UK government recently announced £20 million extra funding for palliative care services for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

The money, which is launched alongside a children's palliative care strategy "Better Care: Better Lives" will allow for the country's sickest children to be cared for and die in their choice of setting, whether at home or in a hospice.

December 20, 2007
The Government has unveiled details of a £132m programme which will be used to develop community hospitals across England.

The Government has unveiled details of a £132m programme which will be used to develop community hospitals across England.

Announcing the funding for the scheme, health minister Ben Bradshaw said the projects will "change the face of the local NHS" in their respective areas.

In a written statement to MPs in the House of Commons, Mr Bradshaw said: "The total value of these schemes is equivalent to £132m, of which £95m will be funded from the community hospitals and service programme."