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Ministers refuse to bail out Welsh NHS health boards

Monday 27th March 2017

Four health boards which are due to see their overall budget deficits triple in size will not be bailed out, the Welsh Government says.

 

Jeremy Hunt 'sorry' NHS 111 call did not spot boy's sepsis

Sunday 26th March 2017

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt addressed a memorial service for William Mead who died aged one.

 

Childhood obesity: Cut unhealthy food multi-buy offers - MPs

Sunday 26th March 2017

The rules on junk food advertising should also be tougher, MPs on the Health Select Committee say.

 

US healthcare bill: Trump issues Friday vote ultimatum

Friday 24th March 2017

The president demands a make-or-break vote on Friday on a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.

 

The Foehn feeling

Friday 24th March 2017

For centuries, people in the Alps have attributed health issues, headaches in particular, to the mountain wind known as the Foehn.

 

Africa health: Rotavirus vaccine could save 500,000 children a year

Thursday 23rd March 2017

The Indian vaccine, which protects against gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus, was tested in Niger.

 

Health secretary backs 'easier' medicines access system

Tuesday 21st March 2017

The way decisions are made on prescribing medicines not deemed cost-effective will be simpler in future, according to the health secretary.

 

Whistleblowers 'to be protected' if they apply for NHS job

Monday 20th March 2017

The health secretary says he wants to stop discrimination against those raising safety concerns.

 

'Healthiest hearts' in the world found

Saturday 18th March 2017

A group in Bolivia could teach us all how to look after our hearts better, say researchers.

 

Schools must do more on mental health, say School Reporters

Thursday 16th March 2017

A third of teenagers with mental health issues lack the confidence to confide in teachers, research suggests.

 

All Southern Health non-executive directors resign

Thursday 16th March 2017

Southern Health's chairman says it needs new leadership "to meet the needs of patients".

 

Marks and Spencer offers cafe space for 'frazzled' people

Wednesday 15th March 2017

The retailer offers 11 of its cafes to host mental health sessions in an initiative with comedian Ruby Wax.

 

Healthcare battle in rural America

Tuesday 14th March 2017

The new Republican healthcare plan viewed from three perspectives.

 

Doctor's advice on Trumpcare v Obamacare: 'Don't get sick!'

Tuesday 14th March 2017

The new Republican healthcare plan viewed from three perspectives.

 

Hunt demands NHS hits target for A&E care

Thursday 9th March 2017

The Health Secretary says seeing 95% of patients in four hours is critical for safe care.

 

Trump health bill

Wednesday 8th March 2017

How the US Republicans' mood went from optimism to obstruction in hours...

 

Republican knives out for their party's health bill

Tuesday 7th March 2017

President Trump calls the new plan "wonderful", but some Republicans call it "Obamacare Lite".

 

Health watchdog warns over online medication sales

Friday 3rd March 2017

The Care Quality Commission warns people to be careful when buying medications on the internet.

 

Buying medications online 'can put health at risk'

Friday 3rd March 2017

Patients can self-diagnose, get a prescription and buy drugs online with minimal checks, the CQC warns.

 

Face-down restraint 'repeatedly' used on girls

Wednesday 1st March 2017

Mental health patients are being repeatedly restrained face-down despite government guidance which says that the practice should rarely be used.

 

Sugary drinks levy will earn schools £415m

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Every school in England will get cash to invest in mental health facilities and physical exercise.

 

'But I'm slim'

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Why women who are young, apparently healthy and often pregnant, suffer unexpected heart attacks.

 

Drug and mental health admissions highest for a decade

Tuesday 28th February 2017

One in 12 people aged 16 to 59 in England had taken an illicit drug in the last year.

 

Government targets sexting and cyberbullying

Monday 27th February 2017

Ministers will meet with large technology companies, young people and mental health experts.

 

NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England

Sunday 26th February 2017

A quarter of all patients smoke and Public Health England wants to help them quit their habit.

 

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.