post 18 April 2016
Read more on FactCheck Has Jeremy Hunt misled junior doctors over 'imposing' contracts?

Jeremy Hunt has been very guarded in his use of language around imposition versus introduction of junior doctors' contracts.

article 10 February 2016 UK
Junior doctors on a picket line in London (Getty)
Second junior doctors' strike goes ahead after talks fail

Thousands of junior doctors take part in a second one-day strike over plans to bring in a new contract that will oblige them to work more weekends. Emergency care is still being provided.

article 19 January 2016 UK
Junior doctors' strike suspended

Next week's 48-hour strike by junior doctors in England is suspended as Acas talks continue between the British Medical Association and the government.

post 12 January 2016
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Junior doctors' strike explained

The country is braced for the first junior doctors' strike since 1975 - David Cameron is warning of the dangers, but 66 per cent of the public support the strikers.

article 08 January 2016 UK
Alcohol drinking limits cut on health grounds

Safe drinking limits are reduced by the UK's chief medical officers, with a stark warning that any amount of alcohol can damage health.

post 26 November 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: has George Osborne been generous to the NHS?

George Osborne says he is spending an "unprecedented" amount on the NHS. So why do critics insist there is a historic squeeze on budgets?

post 24 November 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS: extra money 'not enough' to meet government's ambitions

Few believe that the extra money will do much more than pay off the ever increasing deficits and meet increased pension demands.

post 12 November 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS in crisis: too many patients, not enough money, angry staff

Warnings are coming thick and fast from all quarters that the NHS is under intense strain. That's before junior doctors have voted on possible industrial action. And the winter hasn't even started.

post 20 October 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog How neglect by an NHS hospital contributed to a teenager's death

This is the second inquest in five days where a young person has died and the finding has been "contributed to by neglect".