Mental health charities welcomed the move, but questions were raised over whether enough people could be trained to fill the posts in time.Read the full story ›
Doctors should stop telling people to "complete the course" of some antibiotics, a group of experts have warned.Read the full story ›
Representatives say pay freezes and the public sector pay cap mean NHS staff have effectively taken a 14 per cent pay cut since 2010.Read the full story ›
Zack Barrett, 6, died yesterday at Martin House Hospice. The youngster was diagnosed with a rare & inoperable brain tumour last November.Read the full story ›
Controversial plans to close an NHS walk-in centre in Lincoln have been opposed by a health watchdog.
Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group says shutting the unit would lead to a bigger focus on increasing out-of-hours GP appointments - but the idea has sparked protests from patient groups.
The council's Health Scrutiny committee today unanimously opposed the proposal saying there are not enough alternatives in place. The committee argued that if it is to be closed, an alternative should be up and running beforehand.
If the CCG plan goes ahead, the centre could close in the Autumn. The proposals will be considered further after the consultation period ends in the middle of August.
Campaigners who are fighting to save Huddersfield's hospital have been out on the streets of the town today.Read the full story ›
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary bosses say they face significant quality, safety and financial challenges being split across two sites.Read the full story ›
School children in Grantham have written to the Prime Minister and local hospital trust urging them to reopen the town's A&E unit full time.Read the full story ›
Hospital services in Huddersfield would be reduced to 64 beds, while almost 500 jobs will be lost over a ten-year period.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister, Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal in which more than 2000 people lost their lives.Read the full story ›