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Heart surgeon finally sacked after 40 NHS staff complained of bullying in expensive case

A heart surgeon has finally been sacked for bullying after 40 complaints from hospital staff led to him being suspended for three years at a cost of more t...

Five million adults in England ‘at risk of developing type 2 diabetes’

Up to five million people in England are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to new data from Public Health England. Type-2 diabetes is clo...

English care homes facing financial ruin with rise in ‘living wage’

Care homes in England are are “teetering on the edge of financial meltdown”, according to county councils, even before the government hits them with an...

NHS doctor charged with manslaughter over patient death following emergency C-section

The trial of an NHS doctor who is charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of a teacher who died after giving birth by emergency Caesarean section...

Music can “reduce pain and anxiety” for surgery patients, study finds

Listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, according to a review. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London sai...

Consultant cardiologist dies in bridge accident while cycling in Yorkshire Dales

A leading heart doctor has died after being flung from his bicycle over a 40ft drop at a notorious accident blackspot. Keen cyclist Dr George Ballard wa...

Sleep deprived consultant died after accidentally overdosing on Propofol

An experienced hospital consultant died from an accidental overdose after injecting himself with an anaesthetic he hoped would help him sleep, an inquest h...

NHS told to fill only essential vacancies due to ‘almost unprecedented’ finances

NHS trusts have been told by Monitor, the health service regulator, to fill vacancies “only where essential” as it warned that current financial plans ...

More UK nurses needed in NHS to reduce expensive overseas recruitment

It is "distracting, frustrating and expensive" to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas, the head of a leading NHS hospital says. Dr Kei...

Almost half of EU doctors seeking work in the UK failed to prove English skills

Nearly half of all EU doctors who sought work in the UK in the past year were turned away because they failed to prove their English was good enough, the m...

New standards revealed to try to resolve heart surgery reconfiguration row

New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England. The latest review, which h...