NHS staff to fly out to fight Ebola

The first NHS staff are due to fly from London to Sierra Leone to help the fight against the Ebola virus.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:03 am

VIDEO: NHS staff set off to help fight Ebola

A group of NHS medical staff is due to travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:00 am

VIDEO: Labour calls for NHS investment

The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 2:15 am

VIDEO: A&Es miss four-hour wait standard

NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 2:20 pm

Bill against 'privatised' NHS backed

A bill which aims to curb the role of the private sector in the NHS has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 1:49 pm

VIDEO: Bid to 'remove worst bits' of Health Act

Liz Kendall says a Labour private member's bill would remove the worst bits of the huge Health and Social Care Act.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:25 am

A&Es miss four-hour wait standard

NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:04 am

Early sign of yellow fever found

An early signifier of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can be fatal, could lead to a new treatment and better diagnosis, a study said.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:05 am

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 2:08 am

'No fertility help for cancer young'

Young women with breast cancer are not being told about the possibility of freezing eggs or embryos ahead of potentially damaging chemotherapy treatment, says charity Breast Cancer Care.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:18 pm

NHS 'should use cancer drug for eyes'

A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:13 pm

Watchdog ranks mental health trusts

Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 12:05 pm

Breastfeeding voucher trial results

Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 11:39 am

Female bosses 'more depressed'

Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 10:59 am

Bed blockers 'face legal action'

A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 9:27 am

VIDEO: Obesity costs UK £47bn a year

New research suggests that obesity is a greater burden on the UK's economy than armed violence, war and terrorism.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 7:57 am

Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 2:11 am

Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 7:41 pm

VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

How 30 years has changed living with the virus

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 6:23 pm

Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 6:17 pm

How are organs chosen for transplant?

How are organs chosen for transplant?

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 6:11 pm

VIDEO: Virtual avatars reduce self-criticism

How avatars could help reduce self-criticism

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 8:46 am

AUDIO: Surgeon's records made public

Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 6:44 am

AUDIO: Early years of sex research on display

Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on a tour of The Institute of Sexology, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 5:48 am

British nurse back to help after Ebola recovery

Returning British Ebola nurse frustrated at Sierra Leone situation

Posted by on 19 November 2014 | 12:01 am