Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
A couple of years ago I interviewed the wife of a man who had Lewy bodies dementia. They were both in their early 60s and had met through their local church.
I mention that last fact because what has forever stayed with me is the wife telling me how they had, effectively, been abandoned by their friends in the congregation when he developed the disease.
Serious doubts are cast over claims of a cover-up in which senior figures of the Care Quality Commission were accused of deleting a critical report surrounding the death of 16 babies at a
Liza Grant was in her late 40s when the symptoms of dementia first appeared. The illness hit her husband and two teenage sons for six.
Today’s report on the care of people with learning disabilities in England is full of horrible words and phrases like “stakeholder” – a shame, because it’s important.
NHS staff take to the picket lines for the second time in two months, with more unions joining in. The government says the recommended 1 per cent rise will mean job losses.
It’s a drug that cures hepatitis C in 90 per cent of cases – but a 12-week course costs £35,000. And now NHS England is worried that it’s too expensive.
A new Health Select Committee report is damning about children’s mental health services – and it comes after repeated warnings from professionals.
Figures show that diabetes triples the risk of a person developing TB, and experts fear that with diabetes rates soaring, recent progress in tackling TB could go into reverse.
Without a doubt, all this research is important. More than 400,000 people in the UK have type 1 diabetes – 29,000 of them are children.
A new report by Chief Executive Simon Stevens lays out a way forward for the NHS – but will it assuage concern over the private sector’s role in the health service?