Whole regions of England were left without any specialist inpatient mental health beds for children on three occasions last year, a new report states.
The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in the NHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show.
Metropolitan Police response cars will carry equipment that will help officers to better deal with calls to acid attacks, the force said.
NHS England has launched a national review into schemes to divert patients away from A&E departments.
The doctor tasked with chairing a Labour study into NHS staffing says the issue is "undoubtedly" one of the biggest challenges the health service is facing.
Rats, wasps and mice were among the pests found in north-east hospitals over an 18-month period.
The proportion of NHS buildings classified as being in good condition rose to 70% last year.
Hundreds of home care staff across the north are to be balloted over possible industrial action that could deprive vulnerable Highlanders of vital support.
Health chiefs want public feedback on a range of options to shape the future of health care across Caithness.
Jeremy Hunt has said he can see a future where the NHS is sorting out damp in people's homes.
Improvements in life expectancy have almost "ground to a halt", a leading academic has warned.
The UK is trailing behind other European countries when it comes to diagnosing and treating cancer, a new report says.
The NHS will look overseas to recruit around 2,000 more GPs in order to meet its staff targets, the head of NHS England has said.
Being single or widowed increases the risk of dementia, research suggests.
Fewer 999 calls will be regarded as life-threatening under an overhaul of ambulance response targets.
Women who do not get enough vitamin D in pregnancy may have children with poorer social and motor skills, according to new research.
Public health budgets are being slashed by £85m - affecting areas such as sexual health and stop smoking services, a think tank has warned.
Some NHS hospital trusts have more than 1,000 staff vacancies while others have left crucial roles unfilled for up to two years, an investigation has revealed.
Theresa May has announced a wide-ranging inquiry into the contaminated blood "scandal" of the 1970s and 1980s which left 2,400 people dead.
Scotland's accident-and-emergency (A&E) departments have met a key waiting-times target.
The drugs industry is planning to take court action over new limits on the price the NHS will pay for medicines.
More than 50,000 people are now alive thanks to organ donation, new figures show.
A treatment for patients with an aggressive blood cancer has been approved for use within the NHS in Scotland.
A mother who successfully campaigned for a specialist maternity unit in Elgin after her daughter was born halfway to Aberdeen has joined the fight against any return to "risky" transfers.
NHS Grampian bosses have been accused of focusing too much on Aberdeen services to the detriment of Moray.
Pregnant women in Moray could be forced to travel to Aberdeen or Inverness to give birth as a result of a recruitment crisis at the region's biggest hospital.
The NHS faces "serious challenges in maintaining standards of care", with senior managers worried about having the right levels of staff, according to a new report.
The Government is being urged to extend the national living wage to all workers and to increase rates to reflect the rising cost of living.
The Scottish Conservatives have raised concerns about a drop in the number of beds at one of central Scotland's biggest hospitals.
Around a quarter of finance leaders are concerned that quality of care for patients in the NHS will deteriorate over the next year, a new survey suggests.
Patients needing hip replacements or cataract removal are facing long delays while doctors battle a new wave of NHS rationing, an investigation suggests.
Health services across the UK can learn lessons from Scotland's NHS but serious financial pressures could undermine its "unique system for improving the quality of healthcare", experts have found.