The public will get the chance to go behind the scenes of hit TV programme Trauma: Level One at Southampton’s teaching hospital on Saturday.
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust's response to Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into the quality of its care and treatment.
Dr Peter Green, Chief Clinical Officer, NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, responds to today's publication of the Keogh report.
Can the NHS cope with the pressures of winter? Tom Savvides talks to Dr James Hogan and Dan Garratt from South East Coast Ambulance Service, who predict a twenty percent rise in calls to their 111 service as Christmas approaches.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service, which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex, is predicting a twenty percent rise in calls to its 111 helpline over Christmas. The service has faced criticism nationally but says it's put measures in place to cope with the surge in demand over winter.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading has been named as the nation's fastest centre for heart attack treatment. Its cardiac team has helped patients within two hours of being called to help them - giving them the best chance of survival.
New figures reveal that 90.2% of Royal Berkshire Hospital patients underwent primary angioplasty within 120 minutes of calling for help.
The figures are from the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP).
Smokers in Dorset are being urged to save money and enjoy better health this Christmas by quitting. There are nearly 30,000 smokers in Bournemouth, and more than 20,000 in Poole. Smokefree South West says that quitting can save the average smoker almost £2,000 a year.
If you are concerned about someone with post-natal depression or are worried you may be experiencing the symptoms speak to your GP, or you can get advice through organisations like the Mental Health Foundation. There's advice on mental wellbeing the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust website
Southampton university research has found that introducing solid food to babies whilst breastfeed could reduce food allergies.
The research suggested that giving babies solid food beside breast feeding helps it develop a better, stronger immune system to fight food allergies.
Babies are largely intolerant of solid food before four to six months of age. This is because their gut is relatively immature.
The study included 1140 babies from Hampshire. 41 of these children went onto to develop a food allergy by the time they were two years of age. The diet of these infants was compared with the diet of 82 infants who did not develop food allergy by the time they were two.
– Dr Kate Grimshaw, dietitian and senior research fellow at University of Southampton
It appears the immune system becomes educated when there is an overlap of solids and breast milk because the milk promotes tolerogenic mechanisms against the solids.
Additionally, our findings suggest 17 weeks is a crucial time point, with solid food introduction before this time appearing to promote allergic disease whereas solid food introduction after that time point seems to promote tolerance.
It's a subject that's rarely out of the headlines at the moment - the state of our Accident and Emergency departments in hospitals across the country. There have been warnings of a looming winter crisis, with A & E units gearing up for what could be their 'worst winter yet'.
So, how are we going to stop patients clogging up casualty? One simple solution, it's been suggested, is to treat more people in their own homes. Andrea Thomas has been given exclusive access to a pilot project in West Kent that could be rolled out across the country.
She spoke to Henrietta Donovan, a Rapid Response patient, Modern Matron Debbie Marsh from Kent Community Health NHS Trust and Physiotherapist Pip Bowen.
The charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness is holding its eighth National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week from today.
The group supports the many victims of carbon monoxide poisoning, their families and friends, and campaigns for greater awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with the burning of gas, oil, coal and wood.
It also campaigns for changes in legislation covering the manufacture, installation and servicing of appliances burning these fuels, and lobbies the Government and industry to improve safety and raise awareness. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has pledged its support for the charity.
The mother of a little girl with a serious heart condition says she is being forced to choose between heating her home and eating after one of her financial lifelines was cut.
Catherine Halliday from Sheerness has been told she is no longer entitled to the £200 a month disability living allowance for her daughter, who struggles to eat and breathe. Andy Dickenson reports.
When Anikka Burton was diagnosed with breast cancer, she was overwhelmed with bouquets of flowers and gifts sent by well-wishers. Although she was touched by their kindness, she was unable to enjoy many of the gifts and they went to waste. But her experience gave her an idea.
Anikka set up a business selling products which cancer patients would find useful and that wouldn't interfere with treatment. Charlotte Wilkins reports