One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks

One million children and teenagers to get measles jab amid fears of English outbreaks The 20million campaign follows a big rise in cases in South WalesMany affected missed out on vaccination in late 1990s and early 2000s587 confirmed measles cases in England in first three months of 2013That's more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 ” class=”blkBorder” /> Vaccinations: Figures show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012 Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show there were 587 confirmed measles cases in England in the first three months of this year, more than three times the 168 cases in the same period of 2012.

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.

Highest birth rate in 40 years and a shortage of midwives pushes maternity services to "crucial tipping point"

Migrant baby boom triggers midwife crisis: Half of wards being forced to turn expectant mothers away Royal College of Midwives warns of massive shortage in parts of UK5,000 midwives needed in England alone to cope with demandHalf of maternity wards shut doors an average of seven times a year UK witnessing highest birth rate in 40 years, as hospitals struggle to cope pointing to it being another record-breaker and ONS projections suggesting the birth rate in England could hit 743,000 by 2014.

Year of the 10,000 birth: Cost of mum going private soars warns The Medical Protection Society

Year of the 10,000 birth: Cost of mum going private soars Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable, warns The Medical Protection SocietyDoctors have had to double their fees because of soaring insurance premiumsInsurance bills have gone up because negligence payouts have risen | UPDATED: 14:20 GMT, 27 December 2012 Giving birth in a private hospital is becoming unaffordable for most parents to be, with the average cost soaring to more than 10,000.

Norovirus: Chaos as winter vomiting cases hit 750,000 and force hundreds of wards to close

Chaos as winter vomiting cases hit 750,000 and force hundreds of wards to close New figures show number of cases 72 per cent higher than last DecemberMore than 300 hospital wards in England and Wales have been closed to new patients since outbreak beganA total of 43 have been shut in the past two weeks aloneSchools across the UK have been affected, with one south-west London primary reporting 'unprecedented' numbers of pupils off sick | UPDATED: 11:34 GMT, 13 December 2012 Hundreds of hospital wards have been forced to close due to the spread of the winter vomiting bug, as fears grow that this winter's outbreak could prove to be the worst on record.

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are 100 adult fish in the North Sea

Scientists fear for cod stocks as study reveals there are just 100 adult fish in the North Sea Cod can live for 25 years and become more fertile with ageScientists want quotas slashed so fish numbers can be restored . There are fewer than 100 adult cod in the North Sea because of decades of overfishing, it was revealed today.

NHS horror stories: Hidden perils of acupuncture, lost needles and punctured lungs

Hidden perils of acupuncture: Lost needles, punctured lungs and fainting among NHS horror stories | UPDATED: 10:48 GMT, 5 September 2012 Five patients suffered collapsed lungs known as a pneumothorax after the needle accidentally penetrated their chests Hundreds of NHS patients undergoing acupuncture have suffered complications including dizziness, collapsed lungs and even needles being left in their bodies, researchers warn.

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient"s body

Surgeons leave eight-inch long forceps inside patient's body – and are only discovered during X-ray weeks later Medical instruments should be counted before and after an operation and an X-ray taken if the numbers don't match | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 7 August 2012 A man had to undergo emergency surgery after bungling medics left a pair of forceps inside his body during an appendix operation.

International survey finds nurses in England feel worse about their jobs than all the other countries (except recession hit Greece)

Nurses in England feel worse about their jobs than most of Europe (except recession hit Greece) | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 22 March 2012 Nearly half of English nurses are burned out and want to leave their jobs with only those in recession-hit Greece feeling worse, a study has found.