New pharmacy rules 'to cut errors'

The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 2:30 am

Depression makes heart failure worse

People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 1:31 am

NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 10:06 am

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 7:47 am

Cancer fund reprieves only one drug

The Cancer Drugs Fund in England will continue to pay for a stomach cancer drug after an appeal by the manufacturer.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 7:06 am

English drink 'more than estimated'

The amount of alcohol people in England drink is underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 4:33 am

Tesco to cut sugar in soft drinks

Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 3:50 am

Largest NHS trust is 'inadequate'

The biggest NHS Trust and two more of the hospitals it runs have been labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 2:48 am

Brain-reading implant controls arm

A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:52 pm

Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'

More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:51 pm

VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?

The Clarks shoe company started using iPads to measure children's feet last year, and it's all about capturing invaluable foot data.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:02 pm

'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer

Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 11:12 am

What's the truth about free NHS Calpol?

The truth behind the Facebook rumour

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 8:04 am

Woman has 'first' double heart op

A heart patient has two operations simultaneously, in what surgeons say is the first procedure of its type in the UK.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 7:44 am

'War of words' likely over seven-day GP opening

Doctors' leaders are challenging seven day working

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 3:35 am

GPs' leader attacks seven-day plan

David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 6:11 pm

Is binge drinking really that bad?

Is it worse than drinking little but often?

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 9:28 am

VIDEO: Stepping Hill victim: 'No control over body'

Zubia Aslam was poisoned at Stepping Hill Hospital describes her ordeal saying she had ''no control'' over her body.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 8:07 am

VIDEO: 'Poor care lets down dying patients'

Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care, according to the organisation that investigates complaints about the NHS in England.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:58 am

Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

The country where the number of people with HIV is soaring

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:04 pm

The perils of contact lenses

Some of the infection risks, and the dos and don'ts

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:33 am

VIDEO: Nurses 'shocked' at Chua murders

The Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Stepping Hill Hospital, Judith Morris explains that the case had an emotional impact on staff and patients

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 3:43 am

VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 1:33 am

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: Did killer nurse fake qualifications?

Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua's arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 4:31 pm