Arrowe Park Hospital in Wirral has apologised to the partner of a terminally ill man who disappeared when she says he was confused.
Doctors in Manchester have helped persuade the NHS to allow women to be given drugs that reduce the chance of developing breast cancer.
The former head of the CQC claims she has been "hung out to dry" after being accused of attempting to cover up an inquiry into baby deaths.
- 1948: First free hospital opened in Manchester
- 1958: First full hip replacements was carried out
- 1962: Contraceptive pill made available as a prescription to married women
- 1978: World's first test-tube baby was born
- 1988: Breast and cervical screening programme introduced for all women
- 1991: NHS Trusts established to make services more responsive to local needs
- 1998: Launch of NHS Direct service
- 2000: NHS walk-in centres launched
- 2009: Care Quality Commission launched as new healthcare regulator
New guidelines say thousands of women should be given a "pill a day" to drastically cut their chances of breast cancer.
Research, partly carried out in Manchester, says women with a family history of the disease should be offered the drugs as an alternative to surgery.
Victoria Grimes has been to meet one woman from Lancashire who says the new approach cannot come soon enough.
The former deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, Jill Finney, has insisted she and colleagues did not order the destruction of a report criticising the NHS regulator's investigation at Morecambe Bay NHS trust.
A former director of operations at the Care Quality Commission claims he was sacked after raising serious concerns about the way it was run.
David Johnstone told the BBC he was escorted off the premises, then hit with a gagging order, after trying to introduce fundamental changes in the organisation.
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Manchester to protest over frontline cuts to NHS services.
The downgrading of A&E departments, ward closures, job cuts and privatisation are just some of the proposals being but forward to save money.