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Tens of thousands of new mothers can’t reach a midwife, study finds

Tens of thousands of new mothers a year are seeking help at an A&E unit or GP surgery because they cannot reach a midwife to ask them for advice, a new...

Former Tory health adviser joins US firm involved in NHS privatisation

A former Government health adviser has joined a US firm involved in NHS privatisation – a move campaigners say demonstrates the “wafer-thin partition...

NHS cash crisis in Kent halts non-urgent surgery for 1,700 patients until April

An NHS body has run so short of money that it has banned patients in its area from having non-urgent surgery for up to 102 days in an unprecedented move th...

Manchester trusts recruit first wave of doctors from Indian hospital

Trusts in Greater Manchester have agreed to host 20 doctors from Apollo Hospitals in India, following an agreement with Health Education England last year....

Man evicted from hospital in Great Yarmouth for blocking bed for two years

A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed "unnecessarily" for more than two years. The man, who cannot be named du...

NHS crisis: 20 hospitals declare black alert as patient safety no longer assured

More than 20 hospitals in England have had to declare a black alert this week after becoming so overcrowded that they could no longer guarantee patient saf...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt denies Red Cross claim of NHS humanitarian crisis

Jeremy Hunt has rejected the British Red Cross’s description of a humanitarian crisis in emergency NHS care, arguing that most hospitals are coping bette...

“Humanitarian crisis” is unfolding in NHS hospitals, warns Red Cross

There is a "humanitarian crisis" in NHS hospitals in England, the British Red Cross has said. The charity said volunteers and staff had been helping pat...

Scottish doctor handed life sentence for rape and abuse of women over many years

A locum doctor who raped and abused two women over a 20-year period has been jailed for life. Michael Lever drugged one of his victims who woke up the n...

Hospitals told to put operations on hold to free up beds over Xmas

Hospitals in England have been advised to halt elective surgery over Christmas to ensure enough beds are free for patients who need emergency treatment at ...

Junior doctor inquest: Rose Polge had doubts over continuing as a medic

A junior doctor who killed herself at the time of a strike by colleagues had doubts over continuing in the profession, an inquest has heard. Rose Polge,...