A group of pregnant women are protesting against proposals to downgrade St Helier Hospital in south London.
2,600 people took part in a fun run in Battersea Park to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The £11m Morgan Stanley Clinical Building is part of a major redevelopment programme at the children's hospital.
The General Medical Council has said it had generally found "good" levels of tuition over a three-month period across the capital's five medical schools and 10 university hospitals, after a report revealed that Charing Cross hospital had used operating theatres were turned into makeshift wards.
The GMC praised the following hospitals:
- Croydon University Hospital as “outstanding”
- St George’s University of London “much to be positive”
- Royal Free in Hampstead “highly committed to education”
The GMC raised concerns about:
- Northwick Park hospital in Harrow had “significant patient safety concerns”.
The use of operating theatres to ventilate patients at Charing Cross hospital is a "symptom of a healthcare system working close to full capacity", a new report has shown.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Charing Cross, said patients would occasionally be kept in operating theatres as this was considered better than transferring them to an intensive care unit at another hospital. A spokesman:
This would be a temporary measure that enabled us to provide the safest possible care until a bed in the ICU became available.
This situation has now changed and patients taken from theatre to intensive care will be nursed by the doctor if specialist nurses are not available.
A London hospital was so overcrowded that operating theatres were turned into makeshift wards, according to a new report.
Charing Cross hospital used the theatres when it ran out of critical care beds - with doctors caring for seriously ill patients because there were no nurses available.
This prevented the theatres being used for emergency surgery and “provided a poor and potentially distressing environment” for visiting friends and family, the General Medical Council said.
Epsom Hospital is under threat of losing its Accident and Emergency and maternity units if recommendations published today are followed.
The Better Standards Better Value (BSBV) review on services at the hospital has released the draft pre-consultation report.
The report recommends that the hospital becomes an elective care centre with St Helier becoming a local hospital. Both of which would lose the A&E units if the recommendations were followed.
The BSBV is a review of local healthcare services across Epsom and surrounding areas and South West London. It is led by local doctors, nurses and other health workers.
A Southend nurse who's worked in the town's hospital for over half a century has retired. Jean Colclough, who's 74 is thought to be the country's longest serving nurse.
A group of pregnant were protesting outside St Helier's Hopsital in Carshalton today, over plans to cut the hospital's maternity unit.
They are furious about the fact they may have to give birth at either Croydon University Hospital or St George's Hospital in Tooting.
Former rugby player Kenny Logan explains why he took part in the 5km fun run for Great Ormond Street Hospital.