Hospital clamps down on health tourism by demanding patients prove they are "living lawfully" in Britain before handing out free NHS…

Hospital clamps down on health tourism by demanding patients prove they are 'living lawfully' in Britain before handing out free NHS treatment Staff working at Southend Hospital in Essex must ask patients if they have lived in the UK for the past year Strict new rules have been introduced after an increase in overseas visitors not eligible for free NHS care | UPDATED: 12:05 GMT, 28 May 2012 Patients must prove they are 'living lawfully' in Britain before receiving free treatment on the NHS at an Essex hospital.

You CAN tackle post-natal depression: Gwyneth Paltrow says if you"re left feeling like a zombie it doesn"t make you a bad mother

You CAN tackle post-natal depression: Gwyneth Paltrow says if you're left feeling like a zombie it doesn't make you a bad mother | UPDATED: 21:14 GMT, 26 May 2012 When Gwyneth Paltrow recently admitted suffering from post-natal depression (PND), it no doubt struck a chord with 70,000 British women who have similar struggles every year.

Britain"s third biggest girl makes waves after water birth weighing in at 12lb 6oz

Britain's third biggest girl makes waves after water birth: She weighs in at 12lb 6oz Grandfather nicknames baby Popeye due to her beefy arms | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 16 May 2012 A baby girl has made waves when she was born in a water birth – weighing an astonishing 12lb 6oz.

Hospitals "run out of drugs as stocks are sold abroad" by at least 19 trusts

Hospitals 'run out of drugs as stocks are sold abroad' by at least 19 NHS trustsMedicine for high blood pressure, asthma and Parkinson's running short Manufacturers can make more profit selling overseas | UPDATED: 23:06 GMT, 27 April 2012 Hospitals are running out of vital drugs to treat high blood pressure, asthma and Parkinson's disease because they are being sold abroad Hospitals are running out of vital drugs to treat high blood pressure, asthma and Parkinson’s disease because they are being sold abroad.

NHS patients discharged at night to free up hospital beds

Scandal of NHS patients sent home in the middle of the night to 'free up hospital beds' Some 3.5 per cent of all hospital discharges took place between 11pm and 6am | UPDATED: 08:27 GMT, 12 April 2012 Hundreds of thousands of patients are being sent home from hospital in the middle of the night to relieve pressure on beds, a report has found.

Hospitals hit by a vermin invasion: Rats, mice and cockroaches "putting patients at risk"

Hospitals hit by a vermin invasion: Rats, mice and cockroaches 'putting patients at risk' | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 10 April 2012 NHS hospitals have to call in pest controllers hundreds of times a year to deal with infestations of vermin, putting patients at risk of disease and infection.

Disabled man collapses after being refused treatment at NHS walk-in centre forced to call NHS hotline for help

Disabled man collapses after being refused treatment at walk-in centre and forced to call NHS hotline for ambulance Mr Shropshire said NHS Direct told him to visit a walk-in centre in BradfordHe calls the hotline again to get an ambulance after he collapses once he is told centre too busy to treat him | UPDATED: 15:40 GMT, 2 April 2012 A disabled man who collapsed in an NHS walk-in centre after being refused treatment had to ring the service’s hotline for an ambulance.

GPs make 162m out of "ghost" patients: Anger over bill for 2.5m non-existent people

GPs make 162m out of 'ghost' patients: Anger over bill for 2.5m non-existent people 55 million people registered with a doctor in England – despite population being 52.5mSurgeries regularly fail to update patient lists when people die or move away32,668 dead patients were on lists, including 157 who died more than 30 years ago10,000 failed asylum seekers who had left the country were on the books The NHS is paying GPs to look after 2.5million ‘ghost’ patients, ministers admitted last night.