Stories from the Lowdown and editor’s choices from across the news media:

Private provider/ Circle launches fresh court challenge over lost contract

LOWDOWN NEWS

 

Hancock’s tech drive/ the cross-wired evidence and whose behind it?

LOWDOWN ANALYSIS

 

Privatisation/ Public mood hardens against private firms running the NHS

LOWDOWN COMMENT

 

Health tourism/ serious problem or tabloid creation?

LOWDOWN EXPLAINER

 

NHS England/ tight-fisted prescribing guidelines fail to make savings

LOWDOWN ANALYSIS

 

Private providers/ to be given say on £2 billion mental health budget

LOWDOWN NEWS

 

Leicestershire/ Secret plans and dodgy figures

LOWDOWN ANALYSIS

 

Sodexo strike/ workers win pay deal after 2-day action

LOWDOWN NEWS

 

South East mental health/ plan for public-private mental health link-up is scrapped

LOWDOWN NEWS

 

Virgin Care/  gives up on £270m Staffs NHS contract

LOWDOWN NEWS

The full story of how GP workload is jeopardising patient safety

Pulse

Farage calls for private health firms to ‘relieve burden on NHS’

Guardian

10 English NHS hospital trusts overspend by £850m

The Guardian

Hundreds of millions cut from NHS job training despite dire nurse shortages

Daily Mirror

Female GPs far more likely to work beyond scheduled hours than male GPs

Pulse

Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

Cancer research UK

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