NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their meals

NHS in talks over 8.50 charge to call out a doctor while hospital patients would also be forced to pay for their mealsControversial plans put forward to tackle pressure on NHS financesNHS Confederation boss says cost of aging population to blame Campaigners worry patients could be discouraged from seeking treatment By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:02 GMT, 18 March 2013 Patients could be charged 8.50 to call an out-of-hours doctor to their home under controversial plans outlined today.

David Cameron backs friends and families test to act as "flashing light" to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing

Cameron backs friends and families test to act as 'flashing light' to warn when hospitals and GPs are failing Patients to be asked if they would recommend NHS service to loved onesNurses told to carry out hourly rounds of wardsNew 'dementia champions' with 1 in 4 patients suffering from disease ‘Games Makers’.

NHS spends 4m a week on elderly who block beds with managers blaming cuts for problems getting worse

NHS spends 4m a week on elderly who block beds with managers blaming cuts for problems getting worse Nine in ten health managers fear 'bed blocking' is worse following financial cuts | UPDATED: 23:08 GMT, 23 September 2012 The NHS is being forced to spend nearly 4million a week keeping elderly patients in hospital who are well enough to go home, according to a report.

Public satisfaction with the NHS falls 20% in a year to record-low

Public satisfaction with the NHS plummets as patients 'worried and confused' over health reformsHealth Minister said survey not accurate reflection as targeted general public rather than those who had recently used the NHS | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 12 June 2012 The NHS Confederation chief executive said the drop in confidence in the service was disturbing The British public has fallen out of love with the NHS in dramatic fashion, according to a 'social attitudes' report.