Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
“In the beginning when we first approached a solicitor to try and have something in writing that we would still be allowed to see our granddaughter I don’t think we looked at the possibility that there weren’t grandparents rights. ”
But Katrina and Lee Parker, from Colchester, Essex, soon discovered that they did not have the automatic right to take over their care of their granddaughter after social services removed her from her mother.
It was a saga that began back in February 2012 and did not resolve itself until August this year.
Ahead of this week’s dementia summit, King’s College London researchers tell Channel 4 News they have made a significant advance in developing a blood test which could detect
Next month’s dementia summit is being described as a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise awareness of a condition which will affect one million people in the UK by 2020.
What is most surprising about today’s government response to the Francis inquiry is just how many of the recommendations ministers have accepted.
Accident and emergency units would be no more under plans proposed today by England’s medical director. Instead they would be divided into emergency centres and major emergency centres.
Clinical negligence insurance makes up one-fifth of all maternity spending in the NHS in England, and negligence claims are rising. The solution is more midwives, more consultants and better
NHS director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is due to release a report on urgent care, but with winter fast approaching for struggling A&E departments, what the NHS perhaps needs is radical
Two doctors separated by two decades – but their treatment after blowing the whistle on NHS problems shows that little has been learned from the past.
The vitriol and abuse I received following a story comparing US and UK mortality rates was astonishing. But if we don’t point out the bad and good of the NHS, will it ever achieve its