The Grayling meme: villain starts cropping up in leading's authors' novels

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Border tensions on the rise over health services

Coalition's NHS reforms stoke tension on Scottish border

NHS patients are facing a 'tartan curtain' caused by bickering health officials either side of the English-Scottish border.

Labour continues to lose the party funding battle

Miliband's woes compounded by money trouble

Labour continued to lose ground in the battle for cash ahead of next year's general election, new figures show.

NHS accountability remains unclear, over two years after the establishment of NHS England

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Relations with the Department of Health and NHS England, a report out today states, are "extremely complicated and still evolving". This is another way of saying 'we have no idea who is actually in charge'.


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