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Updated: 2 hours 33 min ago

Child deaths expose mental health unit pressures

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 03:01
Chelsea Mooney was 17 when she died in a Camhs unit last year, following a self-harm incident.
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US doctor issues warning of many undiagnosed polio cases

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 03:00
The New York State medic says there could be hundreds, or even thousands, of infected people there.
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Backlog of longest-wait patients slashed in England

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 02:56
Thousands waiting more than two years for scans, checks and surgery have finally been treated.
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NHS demands cannot wait for new prime minister, says health secretary

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 03:37
The health secretary says hospitals could face "very serious challenges" this autumn and winter.
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Extent of struggle to find NHS dentist revealed by far-reaching BBC research

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:04
Nine in 10 UK dentists are not accepting new adult patients, while eight in 10 are refusing children.
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The woman who found a new life after being given six weeks to live

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:03
In 2015, Andrea Sheardown was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer and given just six weeks to live.
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Ysbyty Glan Clwyd: Stroke patients would rather go to England

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 00:01
A new report highlights a significant risks to patient safety at the Denbighshire hospital A&E.
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Archie Battersbee: No parent must go through this again - family

Sun, 08/07/2022 - 21:48
The 12-year-old's family say they were "stripped of all our rights" in a legal battle with doctors.
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Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000

Sun, 08/07/2022 - 17:26
The PM wants payments to be made to survivors "as soon as possible", says Downing Street.
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Archie Battersbee 'fought until the end', says mum after son dies

Sat, 08/06/2022 - 15:57
The 12-year-old has died in hospital after his life support was withdrawn following a legal battle.
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Anorexia: Welsh patient treated hundreds of miles from home

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 23:06
Molly Leonard says she often spends months far from her family because Wales has no specialist unit.
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Covid restrictions will finally be lifted for IVF couples in Glasgow

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 22:55
Women attending an NHS fertility clinic have not been allowed to take partners to appointments.
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Major NHS computer outage caused by cyber attack

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 19:27
The outage was "significant" and impacted patients being referred from 111 to out-of-hours GPs.
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UK should move to one dose of HPV jab for teens

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 16:21
Two doses are now given but experts say one shot is enough to give protection against cervical cancer.
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Covid infections continuing to fall around the UK

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 13:01
The number of people with the virus has fallen by more than half a million in a week, statistics show.
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Covid-19: North Korea claims to have recovered from outbreak

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:33
There is widespread scepticism over North Korea's claim to have the world's lowest Covid death rate.
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Archie Battersbee: Family refused permission for hospice move

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:31
A High Court judge says the 12-year-old should not be moved to a hospice.
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Clampdown on social media adverts for risky hay-fever jab

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 12:21
The steroid injection is available on prescription for some treatments but not hay fever.
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TfL junk food advert ban: Has the policy cut obesity?

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 11:04
A new study claims 100,000 obesity cases have been prevented due to a ban on junk food advertising.
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Growth in NHS recruits from abroad prompts concern about over-reliance

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 05:51
BBC research shows one-in-three new doctors in England last year came from outside the UK and EU.
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