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Whorlton Hall: Hospital abuse missed despite at least 100 official visits

2 hours 42 min ago
Inspectors, council staff and NHS officials went in twice week on average in the year before Panorama expose.

Care minister Caroline Dinenage 'deeply sorry' over hospital abuse

6 hours 55 min ago
Caroline Dinenage MP calls treatment of vulnerable patients in NHS-funded hospital "appalling".

Colluding drug firms 'cost the NHS millions of pounds'

10 hours 43 min ago
The competition regulator says that four drugs firms forced the price of an anti-nausea tablet up by 700%.

The failings in learning disability services in six charts

17 hours 49 min ago
The government has missed a target of fewer inpatient beds for people with learning disabilities in England.

Two female loos for every male one, experts recommend

18 hours 31 min ago
With more urinals than cubicles, men - unlike women - rarely queue, a report says.

Deborah James: Five symptoms of bowel cancer

19 hours 38 min ago
The co-host of You, Me and the Big C podcast on her stage 4 bowel cancer.

Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults in Durham

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:02
Undercover BBC filming shows staff swearing, mocking and taunting patients with learning disabilities.

Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 11:12
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests.

Cannula sleeves: 'Simple solution for dementia patients'

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:40
Thousands of cannula sleeves have been made by a knitting group since it was set up by a Chester singer.

NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 01:06
Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.

We Are Middlesbrough: Pregnant teenagers tell their story

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:52
Robyn used to drink and smoke marijuana, but says her impending little girl changed her life.

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 00:08
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.

'Acne does not define me'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:38
Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.

MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:35
Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.

Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 07:54
Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:19
Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 02:13
Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.

The hospital helping families with baby loss

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:44
As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 00:39
Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 21:20
Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.