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Doctor Kate Granger dies after hitting £250k cancer charity goal

A terminally-ill doctor who raised £250,000 for a cancer charity has died, her husband has confirmed. Dr Kate Granger set about fundraising for the Yor...

Seven-day service in the NHS unachievable for 20 years, expert claims

The government’s pledge to deliver a seven-day NHS will remain unachievable for 20 years because of underfunding and chronic understaffing, a leading exp...

Brexit will make the NHS safer, president of the RCS claims

Britain's decision to leave the European Union will make patients safer by allowing the NHS to crack down on poor English skills among staff, the country's...

Eye surgeon had secret affair with male patient who followed his international exploits

A top eye surgeon revered as 'the man with the magic fingers' is facing a medical tribunal over a secret affair he had with a male patient. John Brookes...

Pregnant women wasting money on vitamin supplements, study says

  Most pregnant women who take multivitamin and mineral supplements are wasting their time and money because such tablets do not improve their or t...

BMA’s appeal for Brexit boost in NHS funding rejected by David Cameron

David Cameron has rejected an appeal to give the NHS more money based on the leave campaign’s pledge to put £350m a week into the service, even though t...

Health Secretary Hunt brushes off concerns around GP mass resignation

Jeremy Hunt has brushed off the threat of GP mass resignations while defending the Government’s austerity policies. Asked by Pulse whether he is worri...

NHS boss says promise of £8bn in extra funding may be far from enough

The boss of the NHS has told Jeremy Hunt that the health service may need closer to £21bn extra over the next few years, far more than the £8bn ministers...

North Middlesex hospital A&E facing closure on safety grounds

An A&E unit has been threatened with closure on safety grounds for the first time in the NHS’s history, amid fears that its 500 patients a day are at...

Key hole knee operations are no better than painkillers, says leading surgeon

Many knee operations conducted by keyhole surgery are no more effective than painkillers, according to a leading surgeon. Professor Andrew Carr said the...

Woman banned from every hospital after pretending to be a medic is spared jail

A mother-of-four who was banned from every hospital in the UK after being caught posing as a doctor twice has avoided jail. Sarah Caine, 30, admitted sh...