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Islamic State group recruit practising NHS doctor to their ranks

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria, the BBC has learned from leaked IS recruitment papers. Iss...

Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough hospital trusts to merge to save £9m

A hospital trust formerly run by a private company is to merge with another NHS trust in a bid to save £9m. Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough Ci...

Dangerous Zika virus may reach Europe this summer, WHO warns

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate, the World Health Organization has said. Ar...

Deal on junior doctors’ contracts ‘nearly there’ after progress in talks

Hopes are rising that the bitter NHS junior doctors dispute could soon be over, with an announcement expected on Wednesday that peace talks have produced a...

Patient waits for an operation post a cancellation hits 10-year high in England

More than 5,000 NHS patients in England were not treated within 28 days of their operation being cancelled in the year to April - the highest figure for 10...

Unprecedented vacancies for foundation year training following junior doctor dispute

There are 300 vacancies for F1 training posts in England this year after they were oversubscribed in 2014 and 2015, which doctors’ leaders have blamed on...

Unpaid carers in England “struggling” despite Care Act, report says

Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by charity Carers UK says. The Car...

Doctors’ manslaughter trial: mother frustrated at lack of diagnosis

Abertillery GPs Dr Lindsey Thomas, 42, and Dr Joanne Rudling, 46, are on trial at Cardiff crown court accused of gross negligence manslaughter. Carol Mo...

Google given access to healthcare data of up to 1.6 million NHS patients

A company owned by Google has been given access to the healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients from three hospitals run by a major London NHS trust. ...

Do not resuscitate orders placed on patients without consent, says study

Tens of thousands of patients are having “do not resuscitate” orders imposed without their families’ consent, an audit has found. Hospitals are fa...

Children in care ‘too often denied mental health treatment’, MPs’ report says

Children in care are too often missing out on treatment for mental health problems despite being four times more likely to experience them, say MPs. The...