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NHS waiting list backlog will take years to clear

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 14:14
Ministers admit it could take to 2024 to get numbers down as recovery plan unveiled.

Weight loss jab recommended on NHS

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 12:37
A weekly injection that suppresses hunger will soon become available, if draft guidelines are approved.

The forgotten flu epidemic of 1989

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 07:37
We go back into the BBC archive and look at the flu epidemic of 1989, and its impact on Scotland.

Calls for contact tracing system to be wound up

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 06:19
The Scottish Conservatives want Test and Protect replaced with a cheaper and more targeted system.

Miscarriage: 'I was in pain and they did not listen'

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 06:00
Black women face higher risks of miscarriage - and experts say this urgent problem needs more attention.

Woman who had eight miscarriages felt ignored

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 05:58
Natasha Necati from Essex spoke to the BBC about her experiences.

NHS spending: How much money does it need?

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 01:42
Life-changing treatments don't always come cheap, so how should the NHS cut its cloth?

Worrying numbers of older children having energy drinks regularly

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 01:28
Up to a third of UK children - mostly teens - consume at least one energy drink a week, research reveals.

Film starring deaf actors is getting buzz this Oscar season

Tue, 02/08/2022 - 00:41
CODA tells the story of a hearing child raised in a deaf family and features a nearly all deaf cast.

Blood pressure warning over long-term paracetamol use

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 23:12
Prescribing the painkiller for chronic pain could have risks, as well as benefits, a study finds.

Long Covid: Brain fog causes work absence but swimming helps

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 22:50
Sian Griffiths swims to aid her recovery but feels ashamed she cannot go back to work.

Duchess of Cambridge to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 22:30
The Duchess is the first member of the Royal Family to appear in the famous children's TV slot.

Covid: Tough new targets will tackle NHS backlog, Boris Johnson says

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 16:56
Boris Johnson promises action after plans to tackle record waiting lists in England are delayed.

Paralysed man with severed spine walks thanks to implant

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 16:04
Michel Roccati tells the BBC he "almost has a normal life" again thanks to an electrical implant.

Covid in Scotland: 'Lack of planning' put NHS in crisis

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 15:14
The Scottish government is criticised for not doing more to prevent record waiting times and staff shortages.

Tinnitus biobank needed to explain ringing ears condition

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:51
A charity says a biobank library of human tissue is needed so experts can try to cure tinnitus.

Covid: Delays to a plan to tackle England's NHS backlog not down to money - Sajid Javid

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 08:20
The health secretary says the delay is to make sure everyone in government is behind the plan.

Covid: Plan to tackle England's NHS backlog delayed

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 02:30
A detailed plan by NHS England to reduce waiting lists for procedures is held back by one section of government.

Fatherhood joy for paralysis implant dad

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 00:07
David M’zee received an electrical implant to his spine in 2017, it enables him to walk slowly and stand.

All-terrain wheelchair: ‘My chair is my freedom’

Sat, 02/05/2022 - 00:01
A woman says her all-terrain wheelchair means she can access the Peak District home she loves.