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A little-known Scottish politician who "blazed the trail" for the creation of the NHS has been remembered. Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard paid tribute to Tom Johnston, who served as secretary of state for Scotland between 1941 and 1945 in Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government. New hospitals had been built…
Detectives have been searching a nurse's home after a healthcare worker was held on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six at a neonatal unit. Officers are said to have arrived at the home of Lucy Letby, 28, early on Tuesday, hours before…
Local health heroes have been honoured by NHS leaders on the eve of the health service's 70th anniversary celebrations. MPs from around England nominated people or organisations from their constituencies who have made innovations or provided high-quality care. NHS England received hundreds of nominations for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, which…
The founder of the NHS would be angry over the health inequalities that persist across the UK, the Welsh health secretary has said. But Vaughan Gething said that Welshman Aneurin Bevan, also known as the chief architect of the health service, would be "proud" of the values that underpin the…
NHS nurses "don't feel able to provide the level of care they should be" due to low staffing numbers, leading nurses have warned. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said that nurses on the front line are "finding it increasingly difficult to do the job". In an interview with the…
The NHS will be able to make decisions to deprive people of their liberty under new law, health officials have announced. The current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system has been heavily criticised, with a Government-commissioned review in 2017 calling for the system to be replaced as a matter of…
A female healthcare worker has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six after an investigation of the neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital. The arrest comes as part of a long-running investigation following a high number of baby…
Governments could relieve pressure on the NHS by investing in upgrades to social housing, according to a new study. The findings suggest that making home improvements could help to considerably reduce emergency hospital admissions. Cold houses are thought to cause 33% of respiratory and 40% of cardiovascular diseases and an…
The NHS accidentally disclosed data on 150,000 patients who had objected to the sharing of their information, it has emerged. Data was shared for clinical audits and research on the patients who had opted out of any data information sharing other than for purposes of their care. In a written…
An embattled hospital trust will remain in special measures, despite making marked progress in the last 18 months, after inspectors found four of its five criteria were below the required standard. The health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, found United Hospitals Lincolnshire NHS Trust (UHLT) had issues…
The NHS in England has launched the biggest recruitment drive in its history to encourage schoolchildren to work in the health service. The health service, which is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its creation this week, ended the last financial year with almost 100,000 vacancies. The new £8 million recruitment…
A breast cancer charity has called on the Government to tackle a "totally unacceptable" lack of care for women with the disease. Breast Cancer Care said that, in its survey of almost 3,000 women with breast cancer, 41% said they did not get the professional support they needed to cope…