Department of Health

Is IVF Fuelling The Rise In Abortions Of Multiple Births?

PA | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Dozens of unborn babies were aborted in 2010 by women expecting multiple births but who wanted fewer children, it has been reported. ...

Telegraph: Selective Abortions By Women Expecting Multiple Births 'On The Rise'

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Dozens of unborn babies were aborted in 2010 by women expecting multiple births but who wanted fewer children, it has been reported. Department of ...

The Cost Of Cancer Set To Rise By Two Thirds

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The cost of diagnosing and treating cancer patients may rise by nearly two thirds over the next decade, a report has found. Healthca...

Report Slams 'Under-Performing' Care Quality Commission

PA | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK

The level of inspections of care homes in England fell "significantly" following the introduction of a new watchdog, which has so far failed to delive...

Medical Whistleblowing - Is it Safe?

Rita Pal | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

One night, we sat in a movie theatre consuming large amounts of Haagen Dazs ice-cream. Whistleblower reprisal is difficult to deal with and those of u...

Approved Drugs Banned For Being Too Pricey

PA | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Some health trusts are banning medicines approved for use on the NHS because they are too expensive, research suggests. Drugs to treat condition...

Welcome To Hospital, Says Lansley. Again, And Again..

PA | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics

Hospital patients are being forced to endure a welcome message from Health Secretary Andrew Lansley projected into wards on a continuous loop. ...

£40 For Coffee At Department Of Health Meetings

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

All the best questions are about nibbles - including this FOI request, which revealed the Department for Health are spending £40.00 per meeting on te...

Jump In Number Of Mixed Sex Wards Breaches In NHS

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

The number of NHS patients in mixed-sex wards has risen sharply in a month, in a sign that the government is failing to curb a practice it promised to...

Andrew Lansley Targets 'Hidden Waiting Lists'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

Andrew Lansley has been accused of U-turning on NHS targets after he announced a clamp down on "hidden waiting lists" in the NHS. The government says...

Health Regulator Monitor 'Risks Failure'

PA | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK Politics

There is "considerable" risk that the body set to become the economic regulator for health care in England will fail, according to a report. The st...

Tax On Strong Drinks 'Could Go Up', Says Public Health Minister

PA | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK

The Government's updated alcohol strategy could include further tax measures to discourage the consumption of high-strength drinks, public health mini...

Jamie Oliver and Andrew Lansley are Both Right About Obesity (But There's More)

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

Telling people to eat less and exercise more and that they just need to use more willpower doesn't work. We need more people talking about how to achieve the changes for the long term.

NHS Hospitals 'May Need Bail Outs'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

Taxpayers could end up bailing out NHS hospitals identified by watchdog the National Audit Office as having "financial issues". A report released o...

Thousands To Protest Over Health Reforms

PA | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Politics

Thousands of people are expected to join a protest outside Parliament on Sunday as part of a demonstration against the Government's controversial heal...

Married Couples Fall Behind In Fitness Stakes

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Married couples take less exercise than single people, according to a study by Loughborough University – and it's married men who are the laziest. ...

More NHS Patients Forced To Wait Over 18 Weeks

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The number of patients forced to wait more than 18 weeks for NHS treatment has risen slightly, according to new figures. ...

Gay Men To Give Blood ... So Long As They Don't Have Sex

Felicity Morse | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK

The lifetime ban on gay men giving blood donations is to be lifted, but only for those who abstain for anal or oral sex for a year. The change will...

Top Doctor Warning On NHS Reforms

Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government has described as "disappointing" a call by the British Medical Association (BMA) for it to withdraw or significant...

Abortion Row: Dorries Claims Government Concerned About Financial Rewards

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Politics

The MP at the centre of attempts to force abortion clinics to provide independent counselling has claimed the Department of Health capitulated because...

Government Advisor: Legalise Assisted Suicide

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK Politics

Martin Green, a dementia expert for the Department of Health, said patients who were too frail to take their own lives were being denied "choice" and ...

Abortion Law Shake-Up 'Another Deliberate Obstacle' For Women

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK Politics

Abortion rights campaigners have labelled government plans to tighten up the law on terminations as another "deliberate obstacle" for women. The ou...

Legal Aid Cuts Will Cost NHS Tens Of Millions

www.independent.co.uk | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Government's plans to slash the soaring legal aid bill threaten to cost the NHS millions and exclude many victims of medical negligence from justi...

Abortion Rules To Be Tightened In Biggest Shake-up For A Generation

www.telegraph.co.uk | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Department of Health is to announce plans for a new system of independent counselling for women before they finally commit to terminating a pregna...

Man Sues Hospital Trust Over 'Do Not Resuscitate' Claims

PA | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man is suing a hospital trust over his claims that medics twice put "do not resuscitate" orders on his wife's medical notes wit...