The 10-year plan to save the NHS
What will the NHS look like in 10 years? Yesterday, the government attempted to answer that question when it unveiled a long-term plan for the extra £20 billion of funding promised to doctors.
Obamacare overhaul falters, fails and dies
This week Donald Trump’s plans to scrap Obamacare collapsed, as numerous Republicans promised to vote against its removal. The reforms were unpopular, so could this work out well for Trump?
NHS under pressure as winter crisis looms
It is a ‘perfect storm’; it is a ‘national treasure’. It faces ‘the worst financial crisis in a generation’; it is ‘the closest thing the English have to a religion’. Can the NHS be saved?
‘Happy’ Liberia is finally Ebola free
The international community has successfully worked with the Liberian people to rid their country of the Ebola virus. Is this story an ideal model for future aid projects?
Overwhelmed NHS faces huge funding crisis
The NHS has spiralling costs, a £2bn funding shortage, and a third of its hospitals are under threat. One suggestion is to charge £10 for each visit to a GP, but is that really the answer?
Schools, health and spying shielded from UK cuts
George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced a new round of cuts to public spending. But a few lucky departments will avoid the axe – are they the right priorities?
World’s oldest man dies at 116 years of age
Jiroemon Kimura’s life, which came to an end yesterday, spanned three centuries, four Japanese emperors, 61 prime ministers and two world wars. What was the secret to his long life?
NHS guilty of ‘neglect’ over hospital horrors
For years, Stafford Hospital was plagued by unreported neglect, chaos and even abuse. Now a scathing report lays the blame with the entire culture of the British health system.
Supreme Court upholds Obama healthcare reforms
In a surprise decision, the US Supreme Court has approved Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It guarantees healthcare for almost all Americans, but it diminishes individual freedom.
Q&A: Controversial NHS reform gets royal approval
A controversial health reform package was passed into British law yesterday. Doctors and nurses are still fighting the changes – as a leaked document reveals the risks of reform.
Paralysed man to test law on ‘right to die’
A devastating stroke left Tony Nicklinson unable to move or communicate except by blinking. Now, after seven years of ‘locked-in syndrome’, he wants the right to die – and is ready to fight for...
‘Cowboy’ plastic surgeons in spotlight after scandal
‘Unqualified’ doctors have been carrying out plastic surgery for years, it has been revealed – the latest scandal to rock the industry after faulty breast implants caused outrage and alarm.
Elderly people abused by carers in their own homes
According to a newly published report, as many as half of all care workers are failing to provide proper care for the elderly. Shocked politicians say the system needs urgent reform.