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Our job is to keep people out of A&E

3 hours 54 min ago
An innovative scheme in Manchester is pioneering a new way to make sure patients get the best care possible.

Nurses bitten and screens smashed - life in A&E

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 17:03
A shortage of beds and huge demand is causing severe overcrowding in A&Es and long treatment delays.

Strep A deaths rise to 15 in children across UK

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 15:22
Most strep A infections are mild but cases of more severe, invasive strep A infections - whilst rare - are rising.

Record alcohol deaths from pandemic drinking

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 12:49
The number of people dying rose by 27% between 2019 and 2021, to more than 9,000.

Working in extreme heat puts strain on foetus

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 07:43
The first study of pregnant manual workers shows the impacts heat stress can have on foetuses.

‘Doctors fitted a contraceptive coil without my consent’

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 00:05
A Danish investigation will look at a historic scandal in Greenland, but women tell the BBC of recent involuntary contraception.

'A&E is absolute chaos - I spent 15 hours on a trolley'

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 00:02
A shortage of beds is causing severe overcrowding in A&E and putting patients at risk, doctors warn.

Matt Hancock to stand down at next election

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 14:50
The former health secretary was suspended as a Conservative MP after taking part in I'm A Celebrity.

Rise in deaths after West Mids ambulance delay

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:59
Relatives of patients who faced long waits for an ambulance in the West Midlands want improvements.

UK weather: People urged to heat main rooms as cold snap begins

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:08
Health officials advise warming living rooms in the day and bedrooms at night in the cold spell.

Antibiotics for strep A in good supply, says health secretary Steve Barclay

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 11:01
But pharmacies say they are having to work hard to obtain stocks and some lines are unavailable.

More diagnostic hubs to tackle NHS waiting lists in England

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 00:16
A taskforce has also been set up to unlock spare beds and theatres in the private sector.

Number of smokers drops as vaping rises, data shows

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 12:42
Data shows 13.3% of people smoked cigarettes in 2021 - down from 20.2% in 2011, while 7.7% vaped.

Ambulance staff to strike on 21 December

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 12:16
Services across England and Wales affected, but life-threatening calls will be responded to.

Strep A schools may be given preventive antibiotics

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:49
The drugs would be used to stop more cases of the bacterial infection that has killed some children.

Strep A: Five-year-old dies from illness linked to bacterial infection

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:47
The girl was a pupil at Black Mountain Primary School in west Belfast and became severely ill last week.

Angela Ranyer: Covid contract VIP lane was 'a scandal of epic proportions'

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 09:06
Prioritising firms recommended by MPs and peers wasted taxpayers' money, deputy leader Angela Rayner says.

Strep A: Mum warns of symptoms after child's illness

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 08:43
Joanne Jones said she initially mistook her daughter's sickness for a chest infection.

Child aged 12 dies of invasive strep A in London

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 15:33
A child in London has died of strep A, as experts warn to expect more cases - mostly mild - in coming weeks.

Strep A: Penarth family traumatised by daughter's death

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 22:27
The father of seven-year-old Hanna Roap, describes how his "bubbly"daughter died within hours.