Stories from the Lowdown and editor’s choices from across the news media:
Hancock’s tech drive/ the cross-wired evidence and whose behind it?
Privatisation/ Public mood hardens against private firms running the NHS
Health tourism/ serious problem or tabloid creation?
NHS England/ tight-fisted prescribing guidelines fail to make savings
Private providers/ to be given say on £2 billion mental health budget
Leicestershire/ Secret plans and dodgy figures
Sodexo strike/ workers win pay deal after 2-day action
South East mental health/ plan for public-private mental health link-up is scrapped
Virgin Care/ gives up on £270m Staffs NHS contract
The full story of how GP workload is jeopardising patient safety
Farage calls for private health firms to ‘relieve burden on NHS’
10 English NHS hospital trusts overspend by £850m
Hundreds of millions cut from NHS job training despite dire nurse shortages
Female GPs far more likely to work beyond scheduled hours than male GPs
Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?