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".

post 24 September 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog 'Real and immediate threat' to NHS of new junior doctor contracts

A stark warning to the health secretary from the presidents of nine Royal Colleges about the impact of proposed new contracts for doctors on morale, staff retention and patient safety.

post 09 September 2015
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Alzheimer's disease: can you really catch it?

Evidence emerged today that Alzheimer's disease might have the potential to spread from one person to the next. Should we be terrified? In short: No.