The number of NHS nurses having to take time off work because of the stress of their jobs is on the increase.Read the full story ›
The NHS is consulting on plans to reorganise hospitals in Devon. GPs in Sidmouth have backed calls to save it from closure.Read the full story ›
Health campaigners have been protesting in Devon today against potentially huge cuts to NHS services in the county.Read the full story ›
Patients in the West Country are buying their own drugs online - because the NHS can't afford to buy them for them.Read the full story ›
A "breakthrough" treatment for cystic fibrosis will not be available on the NHS after the health watchdog rules that it is too expensive.Read the full story ›
Bed blocking in our region has risen by almost 50% in four years. Patients ready to be discharged spent an extra 260,000 days in hospitals.Read the full story ›
One minute EU migrants are ‘swamping’ the NHS, the next claims Brexit would threaten it. So who to believe? We did our own fact-finding.Read the full story ›
Around 9000 people in Gloucestershire registered with Welsh GPs are being are being treated unlawfully - a claim disputed by NHS Wales.Read the full story ›
Junior doctors across the South West will walk out on strike again this morning (9 March) from 8am.
It's the latest action in a row over new contracts. The BMA say their striking against the imposed changes in pay for unsocial hours, claiming it devalues the work doctors do on evenings and weekends.
This will be the first 48 hour strike, ending at 8am on Friday.
Hundreds of non-emergency operations and appointments have been cancelled, but emergency cover is still being provided.
Meanwhile, all hospitals in Somerset remain on Black Alert - meaning they're all struggling to cope with unprecedented demand for services.
Patients have been urged to stay away from A & E unless it's a genuine emergency.
The NHS non-emergency helpline cannot identify when children and babies have potentially deadly illnesses, according to a report.Read the full story ›