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Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:45
Opting out of breastfeeding is a woman’s choice and must be respected, says the Royal College of Midwives.

More cuts to care on way - council chiefs

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:44
Vulnerable elderly and disabled people will lose out, campaigners warn, as councils feel the squeeze.

The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 00:39
A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.

Billy Caldwell cannabis oil plea rejected by Home Office

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 21:04
His mother brought the banned substance back from Canada but it was confiscated at Heathrow Airport.

'I'll be broke if I live to 100'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:07
Many older people are now paying for their own social care and say they'll be left short when the cash runs out.

Prostate cancer spit test is trialled

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:15
It looks for high-risk genes that put one in 100 men at increased risk of the disease.

'We've lost the person that mum was'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:00
Chris Chapman tells the BBC about the effect early-onset Alzheimer's has had on his family.

Plan for Scottish opt-out organ donation system published

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:25
Ministers table legislation at Holyrood to switch Scotland to an "opt-out" system for organ donation.

Most NI carers have suffered mental ill-health - survey

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:51
It is estimated that about 220,000 people in Northern Ireland care for a loved one.

Video appointments in stop 'non-essential' hospital use plan

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:31
Patients will also be more careful about what they eat and drink and how much exercise they do, under a new strategy.

The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:28
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments.

'There's a void when the person you're caring for dies'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:26
What happens to the people who lose a relative and their identity as a carer too?

New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:43
Jeremy Hunt says patient safety will improve if staff can learn from their mistakes.

STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:01
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.

Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:13
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs.

SNP conference: Sturgeon announces 'immediate' NHS pay rise

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:18
The SNP leader was speaking as the party's two-day conference in Aberdeen drew to a close.

Birthday Honours 2018: Health workers honoured in NHS 70th year

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 22:30
One in eight people honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours is a health worker.

The Queen has successful cataract procedure

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:46
Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen had the "short planned procedure" in London last month.

NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:20
More than one million NHS staff will receive the three-year pay deal backdated from April.

The children who hear 'terrifying' voices

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:01
One in 12 children is thought to persistently hear voices that are not there.