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article 27 July 2015 UK
Manchester Royal Infirmary has closed its A and E department as it investigates two cases of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome
Mers virus: two suspected cases discovered in Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary temporarily closes its A&E department as it investigates two cases of suspected Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus Syndrome (Mers).

article 23 July 2015 UK
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Eloise Parry's final text: 'I think I'm going to die'

An inquest hears how 21-year-old Eloise Parry, who died after taking "toxic" diet pills, sent a heart-breaking text message to her college lecturer saying "I think I am going to die.. I'm so scared".

post 20 July 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog The 'revolving door of care': unsafe hospital discharges

The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.

post 16 July 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Ambulance crisis: why taxis are filling the cracks in the system

An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed that hard-pressed ambulance trusts are increasingly relying on taxis to take patients to hospital even in an emergency.

article 21 June 2015 UK
Baby getting meningitis vaccine
Meningitis B vaccine to be offered to 'all babies'

All babies in England and Wales are to be offered vaccines against meningitis B from September, the government announces.

post 18 June 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog New duty of candour legislation creates 'two-tier health system'

New rules obliging the NHS to report when something has gone wrong, are not to be applied to private clinics and GPs, warns a patients' charity.

post 17 June 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog IVF with donor eggs: the emotional, physical and financial strain

After years of failed fertility treatment, my consultant said I should think about egg donation. I was 45 by that stage.

post 11 June 2015
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Peanuts lengthen your life? You'd be nuts to believe it

Don't imagine that a bag of salted peanuts in the pub is going to do the job if you're looking for ways to extend your lifespan...

article 11 June 2015 UK
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NHS 'could save 5bn a year' with simple reforms

The NHS could save around 5bn a year by improving staff organisation and having a better approach to purchasing everyday medicines, a new report finds.