An unprecedented crisis is approaching, say the health service’s most senior figures. By Oliver Wright.
The Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board sets out the objectives for the NHS and highlights the areas of health and care where the Government expects to see improvements.
Private medical insurance (also known as health insurance) can supplement what’s available on the NHS. If you don’t already have it as part of your employee benefits package and you can afford to pay the premiums, you might decide it’s worth paying extra to have more choice over your care.
There has been an outpouring of personal stories from Guardian readers following the Care Commission report on the poor treatment of elderly patients in NHS hospitals.
Foreigners are taking advantage of the NHS and should only get free treatment if they have been paying taxes, David Cameron has said. By Rowena Mason.
A summary of healthcare systems in six different countries.