• Published on 13 Apr 2017 Sections

    Demand for hospital beds are at an all-time high – the same goes for waits in A&E. Depressing figures, after a tough winter: waiting times over the target the highest since records began, a record rise in days lost because patients can’t be discharged.

  • Published on 31 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    In the week that Brexit finally became real: you might be expecting a financial bonanza before too long. But there’s no £350m a week for the NHS yet.

  • Published on 31 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens.

  • Published on 25 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, United States, World

    Donald Trump’s flagship healthcare bill has failed. The President tried to blame the Democrats for his last minute decision to withdraw the bill – but despite his ultimatum to his own party – he couldn’t rally enough support.

  • Published on 15 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK, Uncategorised

    A Royal Marine who shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter. Appeal Court judges ruled that Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who’s already served three years in jail, had acted as the result of a mental illness.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections

    If something goes wrong with your brain that requires urgent hospital admission, like epilepsy or meningitis, you’d expect to be seen by a neurologist straight away. But in fact the kind of treatment you get depends entirely on where you live, with a new survey revealing shocking variations across the UK.

  • Published on 7 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    The Government appears to have bowed to demands for more money to fund social care services in England – but how much will be enough?

  • Published on 4 Mar 2017 Sections UK

    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate their support for the NHS. Organisers described the national protest as a rallying call to save the health service from further austerity, with the chancellor under pressure to find more money for social care in next week’s budget.

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Ministers have angrily denied reports that a chronic lack of funds for the NHS and social care is linked to an unprecedented increase in “excess deaths”. Two research papers published today say “relentless cuts” could be behind thirty thousand deaths in England and Wales in 2015, claims which the Government called a “triumph of personal…

  • Published on 17 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, Somalia, UK

    Somalis don’t have a word for autism. Indeed the lack of understanding, and the stigma which surrounds the condition means many people in the Somali community are turning to unorthodox methods in an effort to cope. We’ve been to find out more – and we should warn you – there are images which some people…

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections UK

    Interview with vocal coach and TV presenter Carrie Grant, who has two daughters diagnosed with autism and Asperger syndrome.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, UK

    Conventional thinking suggests autism mainly affects boys. But more and more girls – and adult women – are being diagnosed with the condition. And up to 100,000 could be still undiagnosed. Keme Nzerem has been to visit the only school in the UK that’s exclusively for autistic girls.

  • Published on 16 Feb 2017 Sections Culture, Politics, UK

    More than a million elderly people across the country are left without the care they need, according to Age UK. That’s a steep rise over the last year and, says the charity, evidence that a combination of spending cuts and rising demand have left social care “in a state of collapse”.

  • Published on 15 Feb 2017 Sections

    One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, 85 per cent of those in the first 12 weeks.

  • Published on 12 Feb 2017 Sections

    He fought in Iraq and Afghanistan – but Richard Cottrell can’t escape the trauma of war. Neither can his wife – who lives with a daily reminder of his post traumatic stress disorder – and has spoken out powerfully about life under the shadow of PTSD.