Doctors' leaders call for prescription drug helpline

Doctors' leaders are calling for the urgent introduction of a 24-hour helpline for prescription drug dependence.

Posted on: 23 October 2016 | 2:26 am

Saddest job?

What is it like being a midwife specialising in baby deaths?

Posted on: 22 October 2016 | 6:11 pm

Teenager describes summer on 'terrifying' adult ward

A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:35 pm

Liverpool brain injury hospital rated 'outstanding'

A specialist brain injury hospital in Liverpool is rated 'outstanding' by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 10:19 am

The poem sending Shivers down spines

The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 6:43 am

Game of Thrones location seeking GP - via Twitter

With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:33 am

In search of a cure

BBC Radio 5 live finds out how patients fare when they go abroad in search on pioneering cancer treatments.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 7:42 am

Pharmacy plan 'could lead to High Street closures'

Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 5:54 am

An autistic boy who can't be touched has connected with a service dog

An autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 5:34 am

Artwork depicts 21st century threats to health

A new piece of art commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health reimagines William Hogarth's classic 1751 cartoon Gin Lane for the 21st Century.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 2:31 am

'Major failings' in DVLA medical fitness to drive cases

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report suggests.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 8:38 pm

Itchy business

A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 6:14 pm

First 'Zika mosquito' eggs found in UK

The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 3:30 pm

Joshua Titcombe death: Midwife Lindsey Biggs struck off

A midwife whose failings contributed to the death of a baby boy in Cumbria is banned from practising.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 1:20 pm

Hair straighteners pose child burn risk

Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 1:44 am

Severe symptoms

Some experts believe "extreme" side-effects of antidepressants are more common than was previously thought. Some users say the tablets have made them suicidal.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 8:18 pm

Bad blood

When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:15 pm

Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 1:17 pm

Welsh budget: Labour promises extra £240m for NHS

An extra £240m for the NHS is announced as Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford unveils Labour's spending plans.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 1:12 pm

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 8:20 am

Sussex NHS mental health trust criticised over killings by patients

A mental health trust underestimated the risk posed by its patients and sometimes did not act on threats to harm others, a review of 10 killings finds.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:50 am

Mother appeals for stem cells for dying daughter Ava Stark

A mother appeals for people to get tested for stem cell donation after her three-year-old daughter loses out on a life-saving transplant for the second time.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 6:28 am

Ambulance patients face long A&E delays

Thousands of patients taken to hospital by ambulance face long delays before being seen by accident and emergency staff, figures for England show.

Posted on: 17 October 2016 | 9:01 pm

Sussex deaths

The families of two people killed by mental health patients tell their story.

Posted on: 17 October 2016 | 6:25 pm

Shaken baby

A doctor who disputed the existence of shaken baby syndrome says she was struck off because her views challenged the establishment, as Newsnight's John Sweeney explains.

Posted on: 17 October 2016 | 3:49 am