• Published on 27 Jul 2017 Sections UK

    The terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will spend his last moments in a hospice, after a high court judge ruled that his life support treatment should be withdrawn soon. His parents had argued that they wanted more time with their son. Great Ormond Street hospital has issued a statement tonight and our health and social…

  • Published on 24 Jul 2017 Sections

    “We are sorry we could not save you,” said Charlie Gard’s parents today, as they ended their legal battle over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son. Chris Gard and Connie Yates said letting their son go was the hardest thing they’d ever had to do, but they hoped his life would not be in vain.

  • Published on 11 Jul 2017 Sections Politics

    An inquiry is to be held into the contaminated blood scandal that left at least 2,400 people dead. Theresa May said it would establish the causes of what she said was an “appalling injustice” that led to thousands of NHS patients given blood products infected with HIV and hepatitis C in the 70s and 80s.

  • Published on 11 Jul 2017 Sections

    Labour MP Diana Johnson, who has long campaigned for an inquiry into the blood contamination scandal, and Andy Evans, who was infected with HIV after being given contaminated blood when he was just five, discuss Theresa May’s announcement of an inquiry. He says full compensation would make survivors’ lives easier.

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections

    Dr Clare Gerada, former head of the Royal College of GPs, says the Charlie Gard case has been turned into a media circus. Pro-life campaigner Catherine Glenn Foster says Charlie’s parents just want the best for him and are “giving hope to the world”.

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections

    The parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard are being given until Thursday to set out new evidence which they believe will make a High Court judge look again at their case. The couple want to take the child to the United States for experimental treatment, interrupting today’s court hearing and telling the judge:…

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections Northern Ireland, UK

    In a separate development on Northern Ireland’s strict abortion rules – an appeal court has ruled that it should be left to the Stormont Assembly to decide – not judges.

  • Published on 31 May 2017 Sections

    The healthcare costs for retired British pensioners who return to the UK after Brexit could double to £1bn if the reciprocal EU scheme ends.

  • Published on 31 May 2017 Sections UK

    A breast cancer surgeon who lied to patients and carried out unnecessary operations has been jailed for 15 years.

  • Published on 22 May 2017 Sections

    With soaring costs and huge pressure on dwindling funds, it’s become clear that something needs to be done about social care. The other parties are promising billions of pounds in new spending. But after the Conservatives’ great idea backfired within a few days, where does this leave their plans for a social care shake-up?

  • Published on 19 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    It was a few short lines in the Tory manifesto: an end to universal free school lunches for the first three years of primary school. But to TV chef Jamie Oliver those lunches represent a decade of campaigning for healthier kids.

  • Published on 18 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    The Conservative manifesto’s planned reforms for social care funding would see thousands more having to contribute to the cost of their care – but they will not have to pay during their lifetime.

  • Published on 11 May 2017 Sections UK

    This programme has discovered that the lack of suitable mental health services in the community means that in the space of the last five years there’s been more than a 100 per cent increase in the number of mentally ill children going to A&E to get help.

  • Published on 11 May 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Joining us now from Norwich is Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb – former Health Minister under the Coalition government.  In Liverpool is Labour’s Luciana Berger – President of the party’s campaign for mental health.  And from Shoreham, Sussex, Conservative Tim Loughton, Children and Families Minister from 2010 to 2012.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Science, UK

    Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.