• 30 Apr 2018

    Too many patients end their days in hospital, when they would far rather be at home with loved ones. Now, for the first time, a secure on-line system links patients with GPs, hospitals and even paramedics, so that everyone can instantly see where patients want to go – and whether they want to be resuscitated. The…

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Today’s NHS England winter figures show the proportion of people waiting more than four hours in major accident and emergency units were the highest in the 70-year history of the health service. And that was just one set of figures out today that revealed the intensity of the pressure the NHS is under. There were…

  • 21 Sep 2017

    Fewer people want to go into medicine, or stay in the NHS, according to the British Medical Association. It’s looked at applications to medical school, and to specialties like psychiatry and sexual health, and says a crisis is looming in England.

  • 28 Jul 2017

    There is stigma and there is shame, but now the ‘hidden’ experience of some men who are made to have sex with women against their will has been revealed by the first major study into the issue. Research by Lancaster University shows many of the men affected were blackmailed or threatened, with some subjected to…

  • 12 May 2017

    From Dumfries and Galloway to Colchester in Essex, hospitals and NHS trusts across the country have been thrown into chaos by a massive cyber hack.

  • 1 Feb 2017

    Health: Theresa May pressured to address social care issues

    The pressures on health and social care this winter have been hard to ignore.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    Interview with Jessica Brittain-George, a junior A&E doctor who works in a North London hospital.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    Interview with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    The health service, in particular support for those suffering mental health problems, was at the centre of the Prime Minister’s first big speech of 2017 this morning.

  • 28 Dec 2016

    Overweight, too much drink, not enough exercise. Experts are warning middle-aged people face a health crisis because of their unhealthy lifestyles.

  • 13 Dec 2016

    From bullying to mental distress to anxiety about telling parents: a record number of children are seeking counselling about gender identity, some of them as young as 11. I’ve been talking to a transgender teenager Felix about his story.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Richard Shakespeare, a disability consultant, and Heidi Allen, chair of the all- party parliamentary group for young disabled people.

  • 22 Nov 2016

    Ahead of tomorrow’s autumn statement, the Chancellor has warned there’s tough challenges ahead for the economy. So what hope is there for the NHS and social care, already struggling to avert a financial crisis?

  • 18 Apr 2016

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

  • 13 Apr 2016

    Fatima Manji explores why finding an NHS dentist is near impossible in some parts of the UK.