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Healthcare Quality Indicators: Wales 'in line' with UK average

Tuesday 21st February 2017

NHS Wales is doing as well as - and in some areas better than - other UK nations in a range of health quality indicators.

 

Testosterone replacement for men 'trade-off with risks'

Tuesday 21st February 2017

In those deficient, the therapy may improve bone health, but at what cost?

 

£95m for healthcare professionals' education and training

Monday 20th February 2017

A £95m package is announced to support education and training programmes for healthcare professionals in Wales.

 

NHS trusts overspent by nearly £900m

Monday 20th February 2017

Extra money for the health service fails to stem overspending by NHS trusts in England as £900m deficit racked up.

 

Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

Thursday 16th February 2017

Food should be fortified with the vitamin for improved health, researchers claim.

 

Scottish schools 'lacking' mental health provision

Tuesday 14th February 2017

A lack of mental health provision for children is leaving them at serious risk, according to key charities.

 

Mental health provision: 'I felt let down'

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Two young people share their experience of living with mental health issues as charities in Scotland call for urgent action to improve support.

 

Mental health therapy for Muslims embraces religion

Sunday 12th February 2017

Muslims with a mental illness could recover with a new therapy which embraces religion, it's claimed.

 

The NHS v German healthcare

Friday 10th February 2017

How does healthcare compare in these two European countries?

 

NHS Health Check: Hunt says NHS problems 'unacceptable'

Friday 10th February 2017

In an exclusive BBC interview, the health secretary concedes NHS care is falling short in places.

 

Jeremy Hunt's response to 13-hour NHS wait

Friday 10th February 2017

The health secretary says there's no silver bullet to ease pressure on the NHS but that he has a plan.

 

NHS Health Check: Fear that NHS staff assaults could 'go through roof'

Friday 10th February 2017

The body which advises hospitals on keeping their staff safe is to stop its work in March.

 

Jeremy Hunt responds to BBC's NHS Health Check

Friday 10th February 2017

The health secretary says there's no silver bullet to ease pressure on the NHS but that he has a plan.

 

NHS Health Check: 'Most staff have been attacked', doctor says

Friday 10th February 2017

The body which advises hospitals on keeping their staff safe is to stop its work in March.

 

The health service taking a holistic approach to patients

Thursday 9th February 2017

Blackpool and Fylde health district address several issues in one appointment.

 

NHS Health Check: A&E waits for January 'worst ever'

Thursday 9th February 2017

A record number of people waited more than 12 hours on A&E trolleys in January in England.

 

Can I trust a fertility app to stop me getting pregnant?

Thursday 9th February 2017

Sexual health experts say there needs to be more research into how effective fertility tracking apps are at preventing pregnancy.

 

NHS Health Check: How Germany's healthcare system works

Thursday 9th February 2017

Branwen Jeffreys asks if more spending on healthcare in Germany improves the system.

 

The health workers that help patients stay at home

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Wakefield is seen as a pioneer in helping more patients stay at home and saving the NHS money.

 

£600m Arch bid to 'transform' west Wales NHS

Wednesday 8th February 2017

A £600m bid to transform west Wales NHS services is being finalised as health chiefs warn time has run out for "sticking plaster" solutions.

 

NHS Health Check: The 10 'longest' hospital delays exposed

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Patients stranded in hospital speak of their distress as the BBC uncovers the longest delays.

 

NHS Health Check: Short GP consultations crazy, say GPs

Tuesday 7th February 2017

The length of GP consultations in the NHS is "crazy" and risks undermining care, doctors warn.

 

NHS Health Check: Voices from the NHS frontline

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Frontline staff on how they cope with the intense pressures of working for the NHS.

 

NHS Health Check: 'How NHS changed our lives'

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Patients and families discuss their recent experience of NHS services.

 

Unexpected mental health deaths up 50% in three years

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Deaths classed as "unexpected" at mental health trusts include suicide, neglect and misadventure.

 

NHS Health Check: How one GP practice tackled waiting times

Tuesday 7th February 2017

A GP practice in Plymouth is using paramedics and pharmacists to free up doctors to see more patients.

 

Unexpected mental health deaths up 50% in three years

Monday 6th February 2017

Deaths classed as "unexpected" at mental health trusts include suicide, neglect and misadventure.

 

Upfront charges for NHS 'health tourists' in England

Monday 6th February 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says NHS England will charge overseas patients before non-urgent care.

 

'Trapped': Thousands call Childline for mental health help

Monday 6th February 2017

More than 50,000 sought mental health advice in 2016 - with girls far likelier to call than boys.

 

Upfront charges for NHS foreign patients in England

Monday 6th February 2017

NHS England will charge overseas patients before non-urgent care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

 

Almost two-thirds of children worry 'all the time'

Monday 6th February 2017

Children need to know where they can turn for help, says a mental health charity.

 

NHS Health Check: Nine in 10 hospitals 'overcrowded' this winter

Monday 6th February 2017

BBC analysis shows most hospitals have too many patients on wards, risking infections and delays in care.

 

Jon Ashworth MP: My dad was an alcoholic - but I was lucky

Monday 6th February 2017

The shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth talks frankly about his childhood spent growing up with an alcoholic father - but insists he "was lucky".

 

NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?

Monday 6th February 2017

Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

 

Lasers help doctors remove brain cancer

Monday 6th February 2017

Lasers that spot whether tissue is healthy or cancerous is being tested.

 

NHS week: What's for the chop where you live?

Sunday 5th February 2017

Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

 

NHS Health Check: Which local services are under threat?

Sunday 5th February 2017

Find out what is happening to the health service in your local area in England.

 

NHS Health Check: What's causing hospital delays?

Sunday 5th February 2017

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. But how do patients flow round the system and what happens to hospitals when they cannot cope?

 

NHS Health Check: Which part of the UK is doing the best?

Sunday 5th February 2017

The NHS is in the middle of its toughest winter for many years...

 

NHS Health Check: What the NHS does for you

Sunday 5th February 2017

From the beginning to the end of a lifetime, patients recount their experiences of the NHS.

 

Radio DJ Mark Goodier praises wife's action after surviving a stroke

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Mark Goodier survived thanks to quick thinking, but not everyone is so lucky, health officials warn.

 

'Listen, don't judge'

Thursday 2nd February 2017

Eight people with mental health problems share stories of break-ups, failed friendships and lost jobs.

 

'Health tourists': Action urged to recover NHS costs

Wednesday 1st February 2017

MPs say the system for recovering costs from overseas patients treated by the NHS is "chaotic".

 

Calls for tougher smoking and junk food rules in hospitals

Wednesday 1st February 2017

More needs to be done to stop people smoking at hospitals and promote healthy living, BMA Cymru says.

 

Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

Friday 27th January 2017

Fat is a real public health issue with adult overweight or obesity levels just below the EU average.

 

Cuts planned to Worcestershire hip and knee operations

Friday 27th January 2017

Surgeons hit out at the cost-cutting move, which health chiefs say will save around £2m a year.

 

Smart baby-trackers mostly unnecessary, say US doctors

Friday 27th January 2017

A group of paediatricians claims devices tracking babies' health cause false alarms and should be regulated.

 

Child health in UK 'lagging behind' due to poverty

Thursday 26th January 2017

The UK is slipping behind other wealthy countries on child health, a major report says.

 

Child health in UK 'lagging behind' among deprived families

Thursday 26th January 2017

The UK is slipping behind other wealthy countries on child health, a major report says.

 

UK has 'stark inequalities in child health', report says

Thursday 26th January 2017

Poverty is at the root of many child health problems in the UK, a major study has found.