Regulator intervenes in last-ditch bid to turn around scandal-hit NHS trust where 'up to 1,200 patients more than expected died' in three years The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is at the centre of an 11million inquiryFinancial overhaul has been demanded by independent regulator Monitor Fears it could become the second NHS trust to be put into special administrationSouth London Healthcare Trust was put under the charge of a special administrator in June | UPDATED: 11:08 GMT, 11 September 2012 A scandal-hit NHS hospital trust that 'routinely neglected patients' has been ordered to overhaul its back-office functions in a bid to turn around its appalling record.
Taking iron tablets 'can reduce tiredness by 50 per cent' Women are three times more likely to report fatigue than men | UPDATED: 16:20 GMT, 10 July 2012 Iron tablets can reduce tiredness by 50 per cent, according to researchers – even if you're not anaemic.
Number of patients waiting more than 4 hours in hospital A&E departments reaches 8-year peak 4.2 per cent of A&E patients waited longer than four hours from January to March, compared with 3.4 per cent in the same period last yearReport authors warn increase 'reflects growing pressures on the hospital sector' | UPDATED: 16:38 GMT, 31 May 2012 The number of patients facing waiting times of more than four hours in England's accident and emergency units has reached an eight-year peak.
Would you trust this machine to act as your GP The device set to save the NHS over 1billion-a-year | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 5 May 2012 It is a compact box smaller than a landline phone.
Doctors hit out at Government's obesity strategy as they launch campaign to tackle Britain's junk food problem48% of men and 43% of women will be obese by 2030One in three children are overweight or obese aged 9 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 15 April 2012 Big problem: A third of nine-year-olds in Britain are obese or overweight Doctors have hit out at the Coalition's obesity strategy today as they launched a campaign to tackle Britain's junk food problem.
Abortion doctors could soon be in short supply as trainees put off by protests and political 'witch-hunt', providers warn The British Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes both have contracts to provide terminations on the NHSBoth organisations have warned it is already difficult to recruit necessary doctors By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 08:18 GMT, 2 April 2012 | UPDATED: 09:07 GMT, 2 April 2012 New doctors will be put off from providing abortion services after recent pro-life protests at clinics around the UK, medical providers have warned.
Failure to treat elderly cancer sufferers 'is costing 14,000 lives each year'Britain has one of the worst cancer survival rates in Western worldThousands of elderly denied treatment after being deemed too frail By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 | UPDATED: 19:51 GMT, 25 March 2012 Up to 40 elderly cancer sufferers are dying needlessly every day because they are being denied the best treatments, a damning report warns.
Painful womb condition endometriosis linked to higher risk of ovarian cancer Women suffering from endometriosis three times more likely to develop the disease A painful womb condition affecting two million British women has been linked to a greater risk of ovarian cancer.