An operation to reduce the size of a pituitary tumour has been carried out under local anaesthetic in what is believed to be a world-first.Read the full story ›
A pilot scheme found cutting waiting times for surgery increased its success and saved the NHS £3,200 per patient.Read the full story ›
A woman had to be cut free through the roof of her car after a two-vehicle crash in Hereford last night.Read the full story ›
A man who was left competely paralysed after a cycling accident has made remarkable progress in his ability to move - thanks to surgery carried out in Birmingham.
Leon Hill was riding to work in Herefordshire when he was hit by a van. But thanks to surgeons at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he's now starting to turn his life around. Melissa Wright reports.
A student who survived leukaemia after being told it was tonsillitis has been honoured by David Cameron for raising £100,000 for charity.Read the full story ›
An elderly man was airlifted to hospital last night after colliding with a car whilst on a bicycle ride.
Ambulance crews were called to the junction of Sherrards Green Road and Pickersleigh Road in Great Malvern just before 5.30pm yesterday.
The man said he hadn't lost consciousness but was found to have a chest injury which required treatment at the roadside.
He was oxygen therapy and airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for further treatment.
A culture of bullying prevented staff at the QE hospital from speaking out about the fact too many heart surgery patients were dying.Read the full story ›
Inspectors have raised concerns about the safety of adult heart surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
A review into the care at the unit by the health watchdog is currently ongoing, but there are fears too many patients are dying during and after treatment. A report in a national newspaper today says the Care Quality Commission even considered closing the unit after the inspections.
Chris Halpin reports.
Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who has been missing from a hospital in Birmingham since Wednesday and may be 'unstable'.
Maikl Rinkiavicivte, 37, was last seen by staff at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, at around 3.50pm. He is described as around 5ft 10" tall, white and was last seen wearing a blue bomber jacket and grey baseball cap.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Maikl not to approach him as he can be unstable, but to immediately contact their local police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We need to find Maikl as soon as possible.
He suffers from a mental health condition and needs medication which he does not have with him.
Inquiries are on-going to trace Maikl, but we need anyone who knows his whereabouts to call us immediately.
Thousands of junior doctors in England are to begin strike action today, with patients being warned to expect major disruption.
Talks last week between the British Medical Association (BMA) and NHS Employers were "constructive" but did not reach a deal.
The strike is due to last for 24 hours, during which time the doctors will provide only emergency cover.