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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...

Patients at risk in outdated acute care model, CQC chief inspector says

Campaigners say inspectors’ report highlights impact of cuts to urgent and emergency services with demand putting patients at risk The health service ...

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...