Skin cancer hits 200,000 – twice the official toll: Disease is far greater risk to nation"s health than was previously thought

Skin cancer hits 200,000 – twice the official toll: Disease is far greater risk to nation's health than was previously thought Cases of basal cell carcinomas have risen by 80 per cent in a decade The cost to the NHS is likely to be more than 200million a year By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 00:15 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:22 GMT, 15 April 2013 There are now believed to be more than 200,000 cases of basal cell carcinomas, or BCCs, a year, pictured here on the skin Skin cancer is a far greater threat to the nation’s health than was previously thought, a new study has revealed.

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction

Children as young as SEVEN are being admitted to hospital with alcohol addiction 380 children aged 10 or under treated for intoxication over four year period Figures are likely to be higher as 67 NHS trusts did not supply informationOne seven-year-old boy treated was deemed to be 'addicted' to alcoholAffected children often come from homes where alcohol already a problem .

NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical records

NHS patients set to lose important controls over their private medical recordsPatients will only be able to request that their data is not passed onInformation which could identify a patient could be used Campaigners say changes would amount to ditching patient confidentiality By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 00:28 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 29 March 2013 Under proposed changes to the NHS constitution, patients will not have a veto over records being used for reasons unrelated to their own treatment NHS patients are set to lose important controls over their private medical records, the Daily Mail can reveal.

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using "3D printers"

How donor organs could soon be made on demand using '3D printers' 3D printer technique used to build up layers of human embryonic stem cellsNext step would be to use them to grow organs Could spell the end of transplant waiting lists , a total of 18,693,549 were on the NHS Organ Donor Register.

A&E unit which had a 12million makeover just months ago is downgraded in new wave of NHS cost-cutting

Hospital trust that ran up a 200m debt is first to be axed A&E and maternity services at Lewisham Hospital will also be downgraded to urgent care only Part of South London Healthcare NHS Trust which has racked up debts of 200mFailing trust now the first to be dissolved By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 1 February 2013 A failing hospital trust is to be scrapped after running up debts of 200million.

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work longer, says Britain"s top surgeon

Trainee doctors should ignore EU rules and work LONGER, says Britain's top surgeon European Directive limits doctors to a 48-hour week with defined rest periodsFrequent patient handovers between teams could lead to mistakes in care, warns Prof Normal WilliamsAdded it did not give enough time for trainingBut junior doctors' representative warned scrapping rule could see a return to 100-hour weeks By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:21 GMT, 28 January 2013 Exhausted: Before the European Working Time Directive, some junior doctors were working 100-hour weeks.

Worcestershire Acute NHS: Hospital that left patient to starve to death forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 14:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation

Hospital that left patient to starve to death and another unwashed for 11 weeks forced to pay 400,000 in compensation Human rights lawyers described mistreatment as 'appalling' failures of careWorcestershire Acute NHS Hospital Trust bosses will apologise to families Successful legal action by 38 families has led to total payouts of 410,000Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is 'disgusted and appalled' by the accountsPatients left thirsty while another had ribs broken as staff tried to lift himTrust accepts care was below standard but has not admitted legal liability | UPDATED: 01:56 GMT, 24 December 2012 A hospital trust has paid out more than 400,000 in compensation and issued dozens of apologies over an ‘appalling’ catalogue of neglect.

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close

Cases of winter vomiting bug reach 900,000 as dozens more hospitals are forced to close Cases up 83% on this time last yearFour in ten NHS trusts have reported outbreaks2,398 beds 'closed' because of the virus | UPDATED: 09:54 GMT, 19 December 2012 Norovirus is continuing to wreak havoc across the country, with the number of people affected now almost 900,000 since the summer.

My husband died like a battery hen, frightened, cold and ignored by hospital staff: MP"s tearful attack on NHS care

My husband died like a battery hen, frightened, cold and ignored by hospital staff: MP's tearful attack on NHS care MP said her husband was 'squashed up against the iron bars of the bed' with 'an oxygen mask that didn’t fit his face'The human rights advocate said 'nobody should die in such conditions'A spokesman for the University Hospital of Wales promised to investigate, saying they wouldn't tolerate poor care | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 5 December 2012 A senior MP broke down in tears yesterday as she condemned the ‘coldness, indifference and contempt’ of nurses she blames for her husband’s death.