A compensation scheme is being drawn up for those identified by one of the most complex and challenging patient recalls in Northern Ireland’s history, senior civil servants have said.
A compensation scheme is being drawn up for those identified by the most complex ever patient recall in Northern Ireland, a senior civil servant said.
An NHS trust accused of resisting taking the blame for its blunders could be prosecuted after a patient escaped from a mental health hospital and was burned alive in the boot of a car.
The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread to a city, prompting fears of a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the north-west of the country.
A terminally ill woman who cast light on Ireland’s cervical screening controversy has called for a radical overhaul of the Irish health service, insisting she does not want to die in vain.
Wealthier children and young adults may be more likely to die from asthma than their poorer peers, according to a new study.
Spring has already seen record-breaking temperatures - and, inevitably, the head-start on summer’s had people across the UK reaching for sunglasses, shorts and sun loungers.
The majority of Scottish deaf patients surveyed in a new report have claimed they lack access to essential pieces of hearing equipment.
As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary, this year marks the milestone of another significant UK medical achievement: the 40th birthday of the world’s first IVF baby.
The head of the World Health Organisation has said he and DR Congo’s health minister have agreed that Ebola vaccines will be shipped “as quickly as possible” as the number of suspected cases in the latest outbreak grows.
Singer FKA twigs has said her “confidence as a woman was knocked” following laparoscopic surgery to have six fibroid tumours removed from her uterus.
Congo’s government has declared a new outbreak of Ebola in the country’s rural north-west, after two cases of the deadly virus were confirmed.
The Scottish Government has been urged to take urgent action to address bed-blocking after it emerged the problem cost health boards in the north and north-east £23 million last year.
You might have had your palm read at some point, or maybe just heard of someone who has. But what about having your feet read?
A consultant neurologist whose work prompted the recall of thousands of patients kept his own records in private practice, his former clinic has said.
Thousands of calls have been made to a helpline after it was revealed that women may have had their lives cut short due to failures in breast cancer screening.
Male midwives at the north-east’s flagship hospital have encouraged fellow men to join the profession.
A charity set up in memory of a Western Isles aid worker killed in Afghanistan has recruited 21 young women to study medicine in the country.
Women and their families caught up in the breast screening failure have demanded answers as to how hundreds of patients may have had their lives cut short.
A grieving husband has described his shock at realising his wife is possibly among those whose lives were cut short due to a breast cancer screening error.
Celebrity chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver has attacked Brexit for “blowing up” the strategy to tackle childhood obesity he had worked on with David Cameron.
Stressed Aberdeen City Council staff called in sick with a psychological illness 80 times in a single month
Stressed city council staff called in sick with psychological illness almost 80 times in just one month this year, leading unions to blame their struggles on local authority cutbacks.
The Belfast Trust has said it is “truly sorry” for having to recall 2,500 patients after a probe into the work of a consultant neurologist.
Scotland has become the first country in the world to bring in minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Here are some key questions about the move:
Scotland has led the world by becoming the first country to implement a minimum unit price for alcohol, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
World Meningitis Day falls at the end of April, which means there’s no better time to equip yourself with knowledge on this deadly disease.
New figures have revealed that north-east patients are being forced to wait nearly a year for knee surgery.
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NHS Highland has apologises to a patient whose quality of life “significantly deteriorated” after an “avoidable” surgical error.
NHS Highland yesterday outlined its plans to consult on its latest bid to revamp adult social care and health services in Caithness.
Fewer Scots are happy with the care they get from their family doctor, a major new survey suggests.
Families in Northern Ireland spend four times as much money on so-called “treat” foods than fruit and vegetables, according to new data.