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Patients operated on at night “at greater risk of complications or dying”

Patients who have surgery overnight are much more likely to develop serious complications than those operated on during the day, a study has found. Pote...

NHS trust chief executive warns of no-deal Brexit medicine delays

NHS trusts could "quickly run out of vital medicine" in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of a leading hospital group has warned. Dr Da...

Patients are starting to stockpile medicines in fear of no-deal Brexit

Ministers have been urged by top doctors to reveal the extent of national drug stocks, amid growing evidence patients are stockpiling medication in prepara...

Junior doctor blames drunken rampage at a party on working 80-hour week

A junior doctor who gate crashed a party and went on a drunken rampage including biting a female police officer could lose his job after being hauled befor...

NHS leaders look to overhaul four-hour A&E maximum wait target

NHS bosses are considering a shake-up of A&E care that could lead to patients with only minor ailments no longer being guaranteed that they will be tre...

NHS replaces highest-spend drug with £300m cheaper alternative

The NHS is set to make a record-breaking saving after reaching deals with manufacturers on low-cost “biosimilar” versions of its most expensive drug, a...

Inspectors widen review into troubled NHS maternity unit for the third time

More than 200 families have raised concerns about a hospital at the centre of a baby death scandal. The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust has confirmed 2...

Capita’s cervical cancer screening blunder hits 50,000 NHS patients

Almost 50,000 women have not received information on cervical cancer screening after the NHS contractor Capita failed to send out letters. The problem, ...

Next generation of surgery students “losing the dexterity to stitch patients”

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for...

Coroner accuses consultant of using risky experimental cancer treatments

A cancer doctor linked to ten deaths continued to practise for six years because hospital chiefs ignored up to 40 warnings about him, an inquest heard. ...

Nepalese doctor who’s lived in the UK for 16 years to be deported

A Nepalese NHS doctor who has lived in Britain for almost 16 years faces deportation after being told to take her ‘skills and experience’ back to her h...