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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...

NHS pays out millions to patients of surgeon convicted of needless breast operations

The NHS has been forced to pay out almost £10m in compensation to more than 250 patients of a rogue surgeon found guilty of carrying out needless breast o...

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...