Several of Sir Jimmy Savile's alleged victims are considering taking legal action against the DoH and the BBC, a lawyer has told ITV News.
BBC director-general George Entwistle offered a "profound and heartfelt apology" to the alleged victims of Sir Jimmy Savile's sexual abuse.
BBC chief tells ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning he is satisfied with how the broadcaster reacted to the allegations against Jimmy Savile.
An independent committee has accused the Department of Health of making "catastrophic" decisions over the decision allow a new hospital in a city, while a private firm was being hired to run another one 24 miles away.
According to the Commons Public Accounts Committee, the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals Trust had accumulated a deficit of more than £45 million by the end of 2011/12.
– Stewart Jackson, Conservative MP for Peterborough, and a member of the committee
The trust's financial position is now so serious that, even if it achieves challenging annual savings, it will still require significant financial support of up to £26 million a year for the next 30 years to remain viable.
A report has criticised the Department of Health for the decision to build a new hospital and award a franchise to a private firm to run another one a few miles away.
According to the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the decision left two hospitals whose financial viability and future was in doubt.
They added that there had been a lack of oversight in building a private finance initiative (PFI) hospital in Peterborough and allowing Circle Healthcare to run the nearby Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
According to the Department of Health obesity currently costs the NHS £5 billion every year. 40,000 people die of conditions linked to being overweight or obese.
Latest figures show the number of children who are overweight or obese doubles during primary school.
The healthy living campaign comes as a survey reveals the nation's lack of knowledge about food.
- Half of those surveyed didn't know that there are 11 lumps of sugar in a can of cola
- 49 percent aren't aware that a large takeaway pepperoni pizza has two times the recommended maximum daily intake of saturated fat
Source: Food IQ/Censuswide
– Public Health Minister, Anna Soubry
Making healthier, balanced meals on a budget can be a challenge for families. This new Change4Life campaign offers families free healthy recipes and money off those much needed cupboard essentials to encourage everyone to try healthy alternatives.
Thanks to the continuing success of Change4Life, a million mums have changed their behaviour.
But England has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe with over 60 percent of adults and a third of 10 and 11 year olds overweight or obese.
The advert forms the centrepiece of a campaign which aims to encourage the public to manage the amount of salt, fat and sugar in their diet.
The Change4Life adverts, which are made by Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, have joined forces with a range of food manufacturers and ITV to host the first ever health-focussed ad break during Coronation Street.
– Department of Health
We still have a long way to go if this country is going to be one of the best places in Europe to grow old.
There is no doubt capping costs - the principle recommended by Dilnot - is the best model - the key question is how to fund it sensibly given the current deficit.
We are looking at how to achieve this, along with taking action to ensure people do not have to sell their homes to pay for care.
Under the Government's new plans, a flag will appear on a child's medical record if they are subject to a child protection plan or are being looked after by the local authority
According to the Department of Health, doctors and nurses will be able to use this information as part of their overall clinical assessment, along with information about where and when children have previously been receiving urgent treatment.
This will help them build up a better picture of what is happening in the child's life so they can alert social services if they think something might be wrong.
This terrible case has revealed the criminal and inhuman acts some so-called care workers are capable of.
It has also shone a light on major flaws in the system which we will address. We will publish our final recommendations very soon.
All the organisations involved have looked hard at their role to learn lessons and improvements have already been made, but we must remain vigilant and continue to guard against abuse.
– Care and Support minister Norman Lamb
I want this case to reinforce to everyone, from frontline workers, to regulators, managers and board members, that they have a shared responsibility in preventing abuse of the vulnerable.