Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
It was a drug trial for a compound called BIA 10-2474. It was being tested for use as a painkiller or analgesic for cancers and people with Parkinson’s Disease.
But during the trial in Rennes, one man fell into a coma and died. Five other volunteers were taken to hospital. Four of them had neurological problems of varying degrees.
The health minister, at a press conference, described what happened as “an accident of exceptional gravity”.
The man who died was Guillaume Molinet. A 49-year-old father of four, who was a painter, singer, composer and poet.
And now his brother, Laurent, has spoken exclusively to Channel 4 News. It is heartrending, listening to him.
There is cause for optimism as a second strike is called off. But junior doctors are angry and hurt.
The country is braced for the first junior doctors’ strike since 1975 – David Cameron is warning of the dangers, but 66 per cent of the public support the strikers.
Few believe that the extra money will do much more than pay off the ever increasing deficits and meet increased pension demands.
Warnings are coming thick and fast from all quarters that the NHS is under intense strain. That’s before junior doctors have voted on possible industrial action. And the winter hasn’t
This is the second inquest in five days where a young person has died and the finding has been “contributed to by neglect”.
A stark warning to the health secretary from the presidents of nine Royal Colleges about the impact of proposed new contracts for doctors on morale, staff retention and patient safety.
As it is revealed that the Cancer Drugs Fund has no data on their efficacy patients remain caught between pharmaceutical companies and Government promises
The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.
An investigation by Channel 4 News has revealed that hard-pressed ambulance trusts are increasingly relying on taxis to take patients to hospital even in an emergency.