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Don’t be scared to let pets visit patients in NHS hospitals, say nurses

Hospitals should let more dogs and other animals on to wards and even into operating theatres to help patients, the Royal College of Nursing says. The c...

‘Monumental U-turn’ by NHS in England on expensive breast cancer drug

A pioneering and life-extending drug repeatedly deemed too expensive will now be offered on the NHS in England. It is the result of a confidential deal ...

Doctors must continue to treat terminally ill baby, court rules

Doctors in London must continue to treat a terminally ill baby at the centre of a life-support legal battle until midnight on Tuesday, judges at the Europe...

London terror attack: Australian nurse murdered after going to help other victims

An Australian nurse who had been working in London, Kirsty Boden, 28, has been found dead. Her family said in a statement: “Kirsty was loved and adore...

Breast surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out needless operations

A rogue breast surgeon who left hundreds of patients disfigured and traumatised after carrying out needless operations has been sentenced to 15 years in pr...

Police investigating baby deaths at Countess of Chester hospital

Cheshire police have launched an investigation into an unusually high rate of baby deaths and collapses at the Countess of Chester hospital between June 20...

Doctor stabbed in the face outside medical centre in unprovoked attack

A doctor has been stabbed in the face outside a medical centre. The locum GP was leaving the Elms Medical Centre in Whitefield , Bury , when he was atta...

Surgeon struck off for accidentally removed a woman’s ovary instead of her appendix

A surgeon who accidentally removed a woman's ovary instead of her appendix has been struck off after being branded a 'danger to patients'. Dr Lawal Haru...

Masterchef 2017: Junior doctor Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed wins title

A junior doctor has won the BBC's Masterchef title, with a menu of "East meets West" dishes inspired by her Pakistani heritage. Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 29...

NHS hospitals and GP practices in England hit by ‘cyber-attack’

NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack. Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cu...

Hospital patients on ‘long waits’ hit five-year high, new data reveals

The number of people waiting longer than they should for hospital care has hit a five-year high in England. NHS England data for 2016-17 revealed 2.5m peo...