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Fundraising page set up for disgraced liver surgeon

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:51
A former patient says Simon Bramhall is a "man of excellence."

How nursing in the NHS has changed

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:47
Nurses haven been an integral part of the NHS since its inception. Here they talk about what has changed.

NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 leave each year

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:18
More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals.

Changing profession

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 05:33
From nurses who operate on their patients to those who run general practices, nursing is changing.

Carbs for dinner?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 01:10
Is it true that you shouldn't eat carbohydrates in the evening?

Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 00:34
Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS? One, Mary, tells us her reasons.

Measles outbreak in five English regions

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:53
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.

Sneezing myths and facts

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:50
Can you sneeze with your eyes open and what is the best way to stop a sneeze?

Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:16
Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.

Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:03
Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors".

Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:46
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.

Scottish NHS waiting times performance at new low

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:17
The latest weekly figures showed that 77.9% of patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time.

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:14
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 01:06
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

What does NHS compensation pay for?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:13
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:00
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Almost 500 operations postponed across Scottish hospitals last week

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:42
A rapid rise in flu cases and a spell of severe weather has put additional pressure on the NHS in Scotland.

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:52
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:47
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.

A&E volunteer students 'will work within capabilities'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 14:44
But bosses insist medical students helping meet winter NHS demand will work within their abilities.