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Hospitals fail to meet cancer waiting time targets for GP referrals

Hospitals in England failed to meet their cancer treatment waiting time targets in May, according to statistics from NHS England

Half of London practices have staff vacancies with one-in-three to close, survey finds

Over 1.4 million Londoners could see their GP surgery close in the next three years, according to an LMC survey

Addressing sexual health needs – an essential role for the primary care nurse

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are increasing in the UK. A Public Health England report1 identified 439,243 cases of STIs in 2014, with young people under the age of 25 and men who have sex with men (gay and bisexual) being most at risk

Hunt ‘seriously considering’ bid for Prime Minister

The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has said he is “seriously considering” running for Prime Minister in the Conservative leadership race

Diane Abbott to take over from Heidi Alexander as shadow health secretary

A new shadow health secretary has been appointed following the resignation of Heidi Alexander yesterday

The meaning of words in dermatology

Dermatology words are fascinating and many describe what is seen clinically. So when assessing or caring for a dermatology patient consider what the words being used mean

Simon Stevens calls for NHS to lead a ‘social revolution’ on race equality

The head of NHS England says the NHS should be at the “forefront” of a Black Lives Matter campaign in Britain

NHS Confederation chair says Brexit a ‘threat’ to NHS funding

Leaving the EU will “further undermine” the future of NHS funding, said Stephen Dorrell, chair of NHS Confederation

Sexual health in young people

The term ‘sexual health’, especially in relation to young people, often conjures up images of sexual ill-health, or when things go wrong

Part 1: Depression in young adults – prevalence and challenges

Good mental health is a vital development of children and young people’s emotional wellbeing