Health campaigners say ban could protect nearly half a million children who are exposed second-hand smoke every week
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One NHS trust in five is in bad financial trouble – and Department of Health is failing to plan for bankruptcies
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Only urgent, radical action will prevent failures, warns Public Accounts Committee
Monday 29 October 2012
Error will require immediate retrospective legislation to avoid a deluge of legal complaints
Saturday 27 October 2012
More than a quarter of a million people pledged to stub out their last cigarette during the "Stoptober" anti-smoking campaign, the Government said today.
Thursday 25 October 2012
In the same way that the only honest weight-loss advice should be eat less, move more, the only honest way to label food would be good for you, OK and bad for you. Instead, as we know from yesterday's announcement of a voluntary labelling system to be introduced into supermarkets next year, we will have high, medium and low. This replaces the nebulous "traffic lights" of red, amber and green that many retailers have been using.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Health campaigners today welcomed a new Government-backed food labelling system which will standardise the baffling array of front-of-pack designs which have confused shoppers for years.
Friday 19 October 2012
The NHS reforms will cost £300m more than expected, the Government has admitted.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
From waiting times, to medication errors, to surgical outcomes; NHS decisions are made on the basis of data. It's vital that data is correct.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Investigation launched after health figures reveal huge disparities across country
Monday 15 October 2012
Scotland Yard detectives investigating the growing list of child abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile will visit Broadmoor psychiatric hospital in Berkshire today in an attempt to gather new evidence about claims that he sexually assaulted patients at the high-security facility.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Almost 1,000 women are to have their faulty breast implants removed on the NHS.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Pressure is mounting on Hong Kong authorities to clamp down on risky medical procedures at beauty parlours after four women suffered septic shock following a health treatment that involved a blood transfusion used for treating cancer.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Travellers have been warned that they may not be fully protected against typhoid, a potentially fatal disease, and have been urged to contact their GPs if they have recently returned from abroad and are feeling unwell.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
NHS staff opposed to the introduction of regional pay and conditions have taken their campaign to the streets to garner further public support.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS millions of pounds and delaying treatment for others, figures suggest.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Some of Britain's best known hospitals are being lined up by the Government to export the "NHS brand" around the world and set up profit-making branches overseas in order to boost their incomes.
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