BBC Health News

Subscribe to BBC Health News feed BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 3 hours 51 min ago

Nottingham maternity crisis: Are voices finally being heard?

Sun, 07/10/2022 - 01:00
Does the latest review offer families the hope of finally having their voices heard?

UK heatwave: Parents warned to keep children out of sun

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 05:00
The warning for parents comes as a heat-health alert continues for parts of the UK.

Nearly half a million more adults on antidepressants in England

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 01:13
There has also been a rise in children and teenagers taking the drugs, NHS figures show.

The Aids activists who took on big pharma in South Africa

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 00:07
The fight for affordable HIV/Aids treatment

UK heatwave: Heat-health alert issued as temperatures set to climb

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 13:02
People are asked to check on the vulnerable as temperatures look set to top parts of the Med.

Covid infections hit 2.7 million in UK

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 12:45
The latest figures show an estimated one in 25 people has the virus.

NHS hospital buildings risky and need repair, say trust bosses

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 01:31
Some NHS buildings are unsafe and urgently need upgrading, trust bosses warn.

Prof Sir Jonathan Van-Tam hails colleagues at knighthood ceremony

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 14:52
England's former deputy chief medical officer is knighted for his work during the pandemic.

HMP Lewes Covid measures 'not humane', says watchdog

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 13:29
A watchdog says some inmates at HMP Lewes were let out of their cells for 30 minutes a day.

Kettering hospital boss says site is not fit for care

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 08:42
Kettering General Hospital says it is yet to receive £46m awarded in 2019 to help fix some of the issues.

Long Covid: Midwife's anger over new no-pay rule in NHS

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 06:17
Sarah Sutton faces not getting any sick pay due to ongoing health issues keeping her off work.

Hemel Hempstead mother's funding plea for daughter's rare disease

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 01:11
Alex Robins says she will keep "fighting and fighting" for her one-year-old daughter, Lexi.

Covid: Norfolk man says he is 'fighting every day for life'

Thu, 07/07/2022 - 00:09
A man who spent two months in a coma after having Covid says people should "never give up".

Steve Barclay: What will new health secretary tackle first?

Wed, 07/06/2022 - 14:36
Sajid Javid's replacement faces a big list of problems, including NHS staff pay and long waiting lists.

Weekend burst of exercise can be enough to stay fit

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 16:02
Weekend warriors who cram rather than space out their exercise quota do just fine, a study suggests.

Oldham doctor jailed for killing patient in botched procedure

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 13:21
Isyaka Mamman, thought to be 85, used the wrong needle and inserted it into his patient's heart sac.

Covid Wales: All hospitals ask for masks as cases rise

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 13:06
One hospital also goes further by reinstating a temporary ban on visits to patients.

NHS trials using drones to deliver chemotherapy drugs

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 02:24
A pilot scheme will courier chemotherapy drugs from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, NHS England says.

Hospices hit by rising costs and falling donations

Tue, 07/05/2022 - 00:04
Hospices across the UK are being squeezed by rising inflation, charities warn.

Oldham doctor admits killing patient in botched routine procedure

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 15:37
A hospital doctor admits gross negligence manslaughter after 48-year-old Shahida Parveen died.

Pages