Third of GPs have links to private health companies that could make millions from the Government"s health reforms

Third of GPs have links to private health companies that could make millions from the Government's health reformsStudy found 36 per cent have links with companies likely to do NHS workUnder reforms private firms are expected to carry out more work for NHSCritics have said there is a potential conflict of interest for such GPsLocal Clinical Commissioning Groups will decide what treatment is offered Fears they may be more inclined to offer contracts to associated companiesMPs and senior doctors have called for GPs in these roles to stand down By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 14 March 2013 More than a third of GPs have links to private firms that stand to make millions treating NHS patients, figures show.

Doctors vote on whether to take "reluctant" industrial action over pensions

Doctors vote on whether to take 'reluctant' industrial action over pensions Result of the ballot among 103,000 doctors across the UK is expected to be announced todayIf strike goes ahead, thousands of GP appointments and hospital operations will be cancelled next monthRecent poll of GPs found majority support strike By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 08:28 GMT, 30 May 2012 | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 30 May 2012 A ballot for industrial action among doctors in the bitter row over the Government's controversial pension reforms closed last night.

Doctors to vote on industrial action for first time in 40 years over pensions dispute

Doctors to vote on industrial action for first time in 40 years over pensions dispute Battle: Britain's doctors will be balloted on industrial action for the first time in decades as the dispute over the Government's public sector reforms escalates (file picture) Britain’s doctors are to be balloted over industrial action for the first time in nearly 40 years as the bitter dispute over the Government’s public sector reforms escalates.

Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting

'Codswallop! Don't lie to me, Mr Lansley': Fury of pensioner (who just happens to be former union firebrand) confronting Health Secretary over NHS reforms outside No 10 75-year-old June Hautot said she'd 'had enough' of Andrew Lansley Opponents to Health Bill have been shut out from Downing Street, claims Shadow Health SecretaryHealth Minister accuses Labour of turning NHS reforms into 'game of political football'Prime Minister accused of playing 'divide and rule' The Health Secretary was accused of talking ‘codswallop’ in a confrontation with an angry pensioner outside Downing Street today.

"Codswallop! Don"t lie to me Mr Lansley": Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting

'Codswallop! Don't lie to me, Mr Lansley': Fury of pensioner who confronted Health Secretary outside NHS meeting75-year-old June Hautot said she'd 'had enough' of Andrew Lansley Opponents to Health Bill have been shut out from Downing Street, claims Shadow Health SecretaryHealth Minister accuses Labour of turning NHS reforms into 'game of political football'Prime Minister accused of playing 'divide and rule' The Health Secretary was accused of talking ‘codswallop’ in a confrontation with an angry pensioner outside Downing Street today.

Cameron accused of "divide and rule" as BMA and nurses excluded from Health Bill summit

PM accused of 'dangerous game of divide and rule' as BMA and nurses excluded from summit over disputed Health Bill Opponents to Health Bill have been shut out from Downing Street, claims Shadow Health SecretaryHealth Minister accuses Labour of turning NHS reforms into 'game of political football' By Claire Bates Last updated at 11:00 AM on 20th February 2012 David Cameron was today accused of deepening divisions in the health service after it emerged that opponents of controversial NHS reforms were excluded from a key Downing Street summit.

NHS reforms damaging say leading healthcare journals

'Poorly thought-through' NHS reforms are causing damaging upheaval, warn leading healthcare journals Healthcare journals said there is an 'overwhelming sense of distress and lack of confidence in the Government's plans'Added that another NHS reorganisation inevitable within five years The editors of three leading healthcare journals today took the unusual step of uniting to publish a joint assault on the Government's 'poorly thought-through' NHS reforms.

Childhood cancer costs driving parents into debt

Childhood cancer costs “forcing parents into debt” Additional costs include unpaid leave from work, travel fares and care for siblings Two thirds of parents of children with cancer are being forced to borrow money to cover costs while their youngster has treatment, according to research. A survey for the charity CLIC Sargent found families struggle to meet the extra expense of accommodation, childcare, food and travel.