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Victims of contaminated blood scandal threaten to boycott government inquiry

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal will boycott the public inquiry into the disaster as long as the Department of Health is involved, they said yest...

NHS to end prescription of homeopathic remedies due to ‘misuse of funds’

Homeopathic remedies will no longer be available on prescription on the NHS according to newly-announced plans. The move comes as part of the NHS Englan...

Lone female paramedic assaulted while on duty responding to 999 call

A paramedic who had a noxious substance thrown in her face while answering a 999 call has called her attackers cowards. The 32-year-old lone female para...

Health professionals face paying up to £150,000 each in parking fines court action

NHS Nurses and doctors face losing their homes after being ordered to pay £12.8million in fines for parking at Wales' biggest hospital. Staff at Univer...

Doctors using Snapchat to send patient scans to each other, panel finds

Doctors are using Snapchat to send patient scans to each other, a panel of health and tech experts has found, concluding the “digital revolution has larg...

Ex-doctor kills one and wounds six in New York hospital shooting, officials say

A doctor forced from a New York hospital because of sexual harassment accusations returned Friday with an assault rifle hidden under a lab coat and shot se...

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...