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Prostate cancer trial: Radiotherapy doses can be cut safely

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 22:05
Experts say the findings could lead to "enormous change" in the way the treatment is delivered.

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust failed to send 400,000 letters

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:00
A former employee told the BBC there was a lack of responsibility over a new computer system.

Stowmarket double cancer survivor, 21, backs leukaemia campaign

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 06:28
Jake Andrade has had a rare type of the blood cancer twice since he was 13-years-old.

NHS dentist targets vulnerable in pilot scheme in Cornwall

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 06:13
A pilot project aims to focus the practice's limited NHS capacity on people with the greatest need.

Law will let young people find sperm donor parents

Fri, 09/29/2023 - 06:11
Young people born using a sperm or egg donor will soon be able to find the identity of their parents.

Ovarian cancer: Terminally ill woman blames health service for diagnosis delay

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 11:34
Christine Campbell has ovarian cancer and says the health system is not fit for purpose.

Millions wrongly labelled with penicillin allergy, pharmacists warn

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 02:01
Many people are needlessly avoiding the most common antibiotics, which are the most effective.

Safer brain surgery using AI possible within two years

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 01:52
Artificial-intelligence technology can guide surgeons, which should make complicated operations safer.

Write off student loans to stop NHS staff leaving in England, experts say

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 01:45
Think tank wants financial incentive to keep NHS nurses, midwives and physios in England for 10 years.

University Hospitals Birmingham: Half of staff felt bullied

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 17:49
Some staff at University Hospitals Birmingham say they feared complaining would only make things worse.

Covid inquiry: What is it investigating and how does it work?

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 16:24
The second round of public hearings examining the UK's handling of the pandemic starts on 3 October.

UK's first consumption room for illegal drugs given go-ahead

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 15:08
It will involve users taking their own illegal drugs in a hygienic environment under supervision.

Winchester consultant Martyn Pitman 'victimised over hospital concerns'

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 17:51
Martyn Pitman claims he was dismissed for raising concerns about midwifery care at a hospital.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust admits failures over deaths

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 17:40
Christie Harnett, 17, and another woman took their own lives at separate hospitals in Middlesbrough.

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey pledges two-month cancer treatment guarantee

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 17:12
The Lib Dem leader launches an all-out attack on the Tories' NHS record in his conference speech.

Vapes '95% safer' than cigarettes messaging backfired

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 17:00
The messaging around vaping may be driving children and teens to take up the habit, says expert.

New Covid and flu dashboard launched for England

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 15:37
It will track cases of a number of winter illnesses to help monitor pressure on the NHS.

UK-produced pandemic flu vaccine deal agreed by government

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 12:52
The UK Health Security Agency's agreement enables the production of millions of influenza vaccines.

Addenbrooke's Hospital children's bone marrow transplant service opens

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 06:51
Will Grocott, 15, is the first to receive treatment from the service at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Skin cancer: BBC's Anna Varle shares basal cell carcinoma experience

Tue, 09/26/2023 - 06:03
BBC journalist Anna Varle shares her experience of skin cancer to raise awareness.