Medics find it difficult to tell patients they are dying, with some 'thrown in at the deep end'
99.4% of junior doctors have voted to begin 3 proposed days of action, starting this week, over 'threatened imposition' of new contracts
Community director of student site says: “The message being sent to our youth today is ‘why bother with medicine?’”
Current contract offer will remain as basis for a futher four weeks of negotiations
Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.
New government plans mean patients must prove they are not foreigners – or be charged for life-saving treatment
Measure was one of the key recommendations of a report into the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire scandal
Labour has forced its new public health spokeswoman, Luciana Berger, to renounce her views on homeopathy.
Labour condemns 'most audacious sell-off to date'
Doctors say that patient demand has become unmanageable
People will be considered as having consented for organ donation unless they use the 'opt-out' system
After series of alleged blunders, British Medical Association says it has no confidence in CQC's ability to oversee health services
Government ministers and the NHS ignored warnings about persistently high death rates in hospitals which could have claimed the lives of up to 20,000 patients, a top health adviser has said.
By the standards of your typical Government document it is mercifully short in length and remarkably free of jargon.
Complaints to the NHS about the failure of doctors, nurses or managers to admit mistakes or apologise when things go wrong have leapt by 50 per cent in a year. Almost four out of five were upheld.
Instead of an outright ban on activities deemed "undesirable" - like getting off your head on booze - the state is trying to render them socially inacceptable