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Number of patients forced to endure mixed sex wards trebles in two years

The number of patients who had to endure mixed-sex hospital ward has trebled in two years, new figures show. Almost 8,000 patients were treated in share...

DH will fund just a third of promised extra medical school places next year

Only 500 of the extra medical school places pledged by the Government to ensure 'self-sufficiency' in homegrown doctors will come on stream in 2018, it has...

Crackdown on migrants forces NHS doctors to “act as border guards”

A medical charity has launched a campaign against government guidance that “makes border guards of doctors” by allowing the Home Office to access detai...

FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail if found guilty

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first ca...

Patient car parking at hospitals in England “unreasonably stressful”, says RAC

Too many hospitals in England have "unreasonable" rules that cause unnecessary stress when it comes to car parking, an RAC investigation suggests. The r...

Popular Devon junior doctor Rebecca Ovenden found dead at home

A "much-loved" junior doctor who posted on social media about the pressures of working in an A&E department has been found dead at her home. Dr Rebe...

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt “asked FGM survivor if she could still have orgasms”

Jeremy Hunt has been accused of asking a Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) campaigner whether “girls like you” can still have an orgasm. Nimco Ali, a ...

Doctor admits misleading medics over Pauline Cafferkey temperature

A doctor has admitted misleading other medics by concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s raised temperature before she became seriously ill with Ebola. Hannah ...

Doctors missed 11 chances to treat boy before he died of asthma, coroner hears

There were 11 opportunities to treat a nine-year-old chess champion in the months before he died of chronic asthma, an inquest has heard. Michael Uriely...

Thousands of vulnerable people held unlawfully in care homes and hospitals

Tens of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia and learning disabilities are being detained unlawfully in hospitals and care homes across Britain, th...

Care Quality Commission warns online doctor services may pose risk to public

Patients could be at risk from online companies offering doctors’ services, the Care Quality Commission has said. The warning comes after investigator...