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Myla Deviren death: Call for NHS 111 changes

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 01:18
Myla Deviren died after her symptoms were not "appreciated" by operators and an out-of-hours nurse.

Left-handed women anomaly over sense of smell

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 01:17
Some can smell normally despite missing the part of the brain which science says is crucial.

'Mercy killing' family call for change in assisted dying law

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 18:33
Mavis Eccleston, 80, was cleared of murder over the death of her terminally ill husband Dennis.

A&E pressure causes 'critical incident' in Nottingham

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 17:52
The problem is not just the numbers arriving but how ill those patients are, according to management.

Baby with rare skin condition abandoned at Italian hospital

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:44
Four-month-old Giovannino, who must be kept from direct sunlight, is being cared for by nurses.

Mental-health beds shortage 'causing distress'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 02:59
Psychiatrists call for more hospital beds to end the practice of sending patients miles away for care.

My circus 'gives me a reason to live'

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 00:17
Nell Gifford is living with advanced cancer, but is continuing to perform at the circus she founded.

Telford A&E plan branded 'smokescreen' for downgrade

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 18:22
Consultant-led emergency care in "core hours" at Princess Royal has also been called part-time provision.

Evicted hospital patient Adriano Guedes died after hunger strikes

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 15:38
Adriano Guedes hit the headlines for refusing to leave a Norfolk hospital for more than two years.

Oliver McGowan death prompts mandatory autism training

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 14:22
The announcement follows the death of Oliver McGowan with autism, who was given a drug he was allergic to.

Mum of Applecross sepsis death teen raises funds for helipad

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 10:53
An air ambulance had to land in a Highlands pub car park in the effort to save Bethany Walker's life.

Cervical screening: DIY alternative to smear test 'promising'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 05:56
Self-testing kits could help more women get checked for cervical cancer risk, researchers say.

Ten charts on why the NHS matters in this election

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 04:51
The NHS will be at the centre of the major parties election campaigns, but why is it so important?

High-risk men 'should get prostate cancer checks'

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 02:42
Some men over 40 would benefit from annual blood tests, researchers say.

Ryan Morse: Doctor 'refused home visit' ahead of death

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 22:52
A tribunal hears Joanne Rudling omitted details of a conversation with Ryan Morse's mother.

Proton beam therapy to be developed under £56m cancer fund

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:19
Manchester will get £16.5m to develop proton beam therapy to boost survival rates and reduce side-effects.

Hummus recall extended over salmonella scare

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 09:35
Dips stocked by retailers such as Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury's have been affected by the recall.

Nipple reconstruction tattooist 'keeps getting Facebook ban'

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:56
Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies.

NHS Scotland given extra £10m to ease winter pressures

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:09
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months.

General Election 2019: Don't politicise health service - NHS boss

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:07
The head of NHS Providers urges politicians to avoid making "empty promises" over the health service.