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Warning over NHS care standards with sharp rise in patients waiting more than year

There has been a sharp rise in the number of patients who have waited more than a year for NHS care in England, according to a new report which …

NHS issue urgent appeal for in-demand blood types after significant shortage revealed

An urgent appeal has been issued by the NHS for two regularly required blood types after an increase in demand and the bank holiday weekend has left …

Tessa Jowell's final days fighting for better cancer care to be broadcast on BBC

Tessa Jowell's battle to improve care for cancer patients in her final days as she was dying from a brain tumour is to be shown on television. Behind …

Inquiry hears from woman raped by priest with help of nun at orphanage

A former resident at a Catholic-run orphanage has told an inquiry she was raped by a priest and repeatedly abused by a nun. Helen Holland, who has …

Sex offender's sister convicted of posting victims' names on Facebook

The sister of a convicted sex offender has been found guilty of posting the names of his victims online. Sophie Turner, 19, of Old Swan, Liverpool, …

Carer drove into grandmother in tragic Asda car park accident, court hears

A carer fatally knocked down a 100-year-old grandmother in an Asda car park after "accidentally pressing the accelerator" of a van while driving a …

Two illegal immigrants facing jail after claiming £125,000 by posing as Grenfell victims

Two illegal immigrants who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in accommodation and pre-paid credit cards by posing as victims of the Grenfell Tower …

More than a million GP patients displaced by surgery closures or mergers

More than a million GP patients have been forced to search for a new family doctor after their surgery closed or merged during the last five years, a …

Senior Tory presses PM to allow free vote on abortion law in Northern Ireland

Theresa May should allow a free Commons vote on abortion law reform in Northern Ireland, senior Tory MP Dr Sarah Wollaston has said. Following last …

Kent man jailed for six years over two assaults of women walking alone

A man who attacked two young women more than a year apart while they were walking alone at night has been jailed for six years. Trevor Collier …

Inquiry hears girl jumped from building to her death following orphanage beating

A former children's home resident has told an abuse inquiry that a girl jumped from a building to her death after getting "battered" by a nun. Anne …

Parents of autistic woman killed by lorry win battle to replace coroner

The parents of an autistic woman who died after being struck by a lorry have won a legal battle to replace the coroner overseeing her inquest. …

Parents found guilty of trying to force girl to marry her first cousin in Bangladesh

A man and woman have been convicted of forced marriage after luring their daughter to Bangladesh in a bid to wed the 19-year-old to her first cousin. …

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody opens up about depression

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has opened up about his struggle with depression. The 41-year-old musician revealed that he could be performing …

New PhD scholarship to understand male suicide risk launched in Glasgow

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (University of Glasgow) have today announced a PhD …

Carers to stand trial accused of murdering vulnerable woman not seen for 18 years

The carers of a woman who has not been seen for more than 18 years are to stand trial in September accused of her murder. Margaret Fleming was …

Special needs education services receive multi-million pound boost

Hundreds of millions of pounds in funding has been announced to help improve provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities. …

Pro-choice activists predict 'seismic wave' in Northern Ireland over abortions

Hundreds of pro-choice activists have vowed to hit Northern Ireland like a "seismic wave" as they stepped up their bid for change with a Belfast …

Care worker dies after suffering head injuries at home of elderly dementia sufferer

Detectives are investigating how a female carer died after suffering head injuries in the flat of a 95-year-old patient who is believed to suffer …

Exit polls suggest landslide vote for reform in Irish abortion referendum

Ireland's historic abortion referendum looks to have delivered a landslide win for those advocating liberalisation, after two major exit polls …

Government reform of disclosure scheme branded a 'masterclass in incompetence'

The Government has been accused of a "masterclass in incompetence" over attempts to improve the criminal records checking scheme. A project to …

Watchdog calls for action to improve patient safety in emergency care

Action is needed to "keep patients safe" in A&Es, the health watchdog has warned. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that safety is a "key area …

People with mental health problems being failed by essential service companies

Essential service providers are failing customers with mental health problems by offering limited and patchy support, Citizens Advice has claimed. …

Achievements of people with learning disabilities celebrated at Edinburgh awards ceremony

A range of people with learning disabilities, and those who support them, were honoured at Scotland’s Learning Disability Awards, held in Edinburgh, …

Aberdeenshire care home told to make urgent improvements following inspection

A care home for older people in Inverurie has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care …

New report suggests tax needs to rise to £2,000 per household to pay for NHS

Tax may need to rise to historically high levels in order to give the NHS the money it needs to cope with an ageing population, a new report …

Woman jailed for four years after falsely accusing men of rape and sexual assault

A woman who originally walked free after falsely accusing four men of sexual assault has been jailed for four years. Anna Costin, 30, of Shrewsbury, …

'Cruel' mother jailed for duping teenage daughter into forced marriage

A woman who duped her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forced her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years, in the first …

GPs forced to reject routine appointments as pressure mounts on practices

GPs have been forced to reject patients for routine appointments as pressure on practices means they can only accept urgent consultations. According …

Prime Minister pledges action plan to tackle LGBT discrimination

The UK should be a country where "no one feels the need to hide" who they love, Theresa May said as she promised a new action plan for lesbian, gay, …