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Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.

Patients could receive emergency care and the NHS could recoup the cost later

Migrants will have to pay at A&E – and all patients will have to prove they are not foreigners to get free NHS treatment

New government plans mean patients must prove they are not  foreigners – or be charged for life-saving treatment

Government will introduce a new criminal sanction for 'wilful neglect', covering any staff suspected of abusing or mistreating patients in their care

'Neglect is unacceptable': NHS staff face jail if patients are abused

Measure was one of the key recommendations of a report into the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire scandal

Luciana Berger (far right) was appointed Labour’s health spokeswoman last week

Labour tells new health spokeswoman to drop her support for homeopathy

Labour has forced its new public health spokeswoman, Luciana Berger, to renounce her views on homeopathy.

General Medical Council to investigate ‘culture of fear’ after doctor suicides

Health watchdog will ask if practitioners need better support during fitness-to-work reviews

Confocal micrograph showing a lesion in human cervical tissue infected with human papilloma virus (HPV16).

Boys should get HPV cancer jab too, experts say

Public health bodies are calling for a universal vaccine for both girls and boys in the UK

Rail companies ban e-cigarettes from trains and stations

Rail companies have announced a complete ban on passengers using e-cigarettes anywhere inside stations.

GP commissioners said their dual role had become unmanageable

NHS hit by resignations of two CCG chairs

Chairs for Lewisham and Hull said commissioning while continuing their clinical role as family doctors had become unmanageable

Another nail in the coffin: Family doctors show support for charging patients for routine appointments

The biggest yet: £1.1bn health contract offered to private providers

Labour condemns 'most audacious sell-off to date'

Another nail in the coffin: Family doctors show support for charging patients for routine appointments

£25 to see your GP: Majority of doctors want to charge patients for routine appointments

Doctors say that patient demand has become unmanageable

Junior doctors' 100-hour weeks 'put patient safety at risk'

Survey of 1,600 final-year medical students reveals demoralised and fearful 'champions'

Opt-out scheme for organ donation given go-ahead in Wales

People will be considered as having consented for organ donation unless they use the 'opt-out' system

Cynthia Bower has been identified as one of three officials at the CQC who allegedly hid failings over a hospital where as many as 16 babies died

Doctors slam health regulator as 'not fit for purpose'

After series of alleged blunders, British Medical Association says it has no confidence in CQC's ability to oversee health services

Caution urged over 'knee jerk reaction' to CQC watchdog reform

Ministers should not have a "knee jerk reaction" and overhaul England's health and care regulator, doctors' leaders have said.

Anna Soubry was criticised for suggesting female doctors who cut back their hours after having children were a drain on the NHS

Health minister Anna Soubry criticised for suggesting female doctors who work part-time after having children are a drain on NHS

British Medical Association condemns 'very outdated view of women'

Benefit cuts risk rise in child poverty, doctors warn

A report by the UN children’s fund has found that Britain's children are worse off overall than in many other industrialised countries

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