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Patient dies after ambulance explodes outside Irish hospital A&E

A patient has died and a medic was injured after an ambulance exploded outside a hospital A&E. Dramatic pictures show the moment the vehicle was eng...

NHS England plans to make senior doctors reveal private practice earnings

Doctors will have to reveal the amount of money they earn from private work under new plans to improve transparency. NHS England chairman Sir Malcolm Gr...

Junior doctors take contract fight to high court ahead of October introduction

Junior doctors in England are going to the High Court to try and stop the government imposing a new contract. The group Justice for Health, which is mou...

BMA rejects calls to shorten or call off strikes by junior doctors in coming months

Five-day strikes by junior doctors in England are set to go ahead after the BMA rejected calls to shorten them or call them off altogether. The ruling c...

Hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse, warn NHS chiefs

The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash cri...

‘Postcode lottery’ revealed in NHS care as part of digital push

Patients with dementia, diabetes and learning disabilities are being let down by their local health services in many parts of England, new figures show. ...

Patient safety is at risk because of understaffing, juniors warn in poll

Patient safety at hospitals could be at risk due to rota gaps, a survey suggests. The research, called Mind the Gap, polled 395 junior doctors across d...

Decision to deny surgery to obese patients is like ‘racial discrimination’

The decision by an NHS body to restrict obese patients’ access to elective surgery until they lose weight is comparable with racial or religious discrimi...

Junior doctors: Jeremy Hunt says five-day strike will be ‘worst in NHS history’

Jeremy Hunt has accused junior doctors of inflicting “the worst doctors’ strike in NHS history” by announcing a five-day walkout later this month. ...

Junior doctors are pushing for monthly five-day strikes, leaks suggest

Junior doctors are pushing for monthly five-day strikes to be held between now and the end of the year in an escalation of the dispute over their new contr...

GP found dead after being suspended over bipolar disorder blog

A GP who kept a blog about living with bipolar disorder was found dead after being suspended from work when a patient read her online entries and complaine...