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Plan for Scottish opt-out organ donation system published

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:25
Ministers table legislation at Holyrood to switch Scotland to an "opt-out" system for organ donation.
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Most NI carers have suffered mental ill-health - survey

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 06:51
It is estimated that about 220,000 people in Northern Ireland care for a loved one.
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Video appointments in stop 'non-essential' hospital use plan

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:31
Patients will also be more careful about what they eat and drink and how much exercise they do, under a new strategy.
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The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:28
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments.
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'There's a void when the person you're caring for dies'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 01:26
What happens to the people who lose a relative and their identity as a carer too?
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New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:43
Jeremy Hunt says patient safety will improve if staff can learn from their mistakes.
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STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 01:01
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.
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Kitchen towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 00:13
Scientists found E.coli was more likely to be found on damp towels and those used for multiple jobs.
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SNP conference: Sturgeon announces 'immediate' NHS pay rise

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 17:18
The SNP leader was speaking as the party's two-day conference in Aberdeen drew to a close.
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Birthday Honours 2018: Health workers honoured in NHS 70th year

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 22:30
One in eight people honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours is a health worker.
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The Queen has successful cataract procedure

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 15:46
Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen had the "short planned procedure" in London last month.
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NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:20
More than one million NHS staff will receive the three-year pay deal backdated from April.
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The children who hear 'terrifying' voices

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:01
One in 12 children is thought to persistently hear voices that are not there.
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Premature birth test being trialled

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 00:50
The blood test worked in up to 80% of women in pilot studies, US researchers say.
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'Miracle' Northampton teenager's Paralympic rugby dream

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:24
Kascie Higgins has excelled at wheelchair rugby, despite doctors giving him little chance of reaching his first birthday.
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Supreme Court rejects NI abortion law case

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:21
However, a majority of judges say the existing law in NI is incompatible with human rights in some cases.
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"Miss! Are your classes making me blind?"

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:26
Why spending more time in school and university could be damaging our eyes.
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Holidaymakers warned to check travel advice on medicines

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 01:24
People should check local laws about medication before travelling abroad, the government says.
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Young family's life on the 'Island of Grief'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:55
After his wife died of breast cancer, Rupert Murrell decided to make a short film about his family's journey through grief.
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The 'Spider-Man' who cheers up sick kids in Nottingham

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:46
Dale Grounds first dressed up as the superhero to help his eight-year-old son Reece, who is autistic.
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