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VIDEO: Hunt: NHS getting record funds

11 hours 24 min ago
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt defends the government's plans to cope with winter pressures on emergency healthcare.

VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet

17 hours 21 min ago
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.

VIDEO: Smoking in cars 'harmful for children'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:44
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.

VIDEO: Fewer or more nurses in NHS today?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:11
The prime minister rejects the claim from a Labour MP of 2,500 fewer nurses in the NHS today than in 2010.

VIDEO: New rules on 'three person babies'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:14
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".

VIDEO: NHS 'over-reliant on foreign nurses'

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:09
Figures from an investigation by the Health Service Journal suggest four out of five nurses hired by NHS hospitals in England last year were from overseas.

VIDEO: 'Why I'm having my breasts removed'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 07:44
Like Angelina Jolie, 1Xtra presenter Claira Hermet is opting to have a double mastectomy after doctors said she has an 85% chance of getting breast cancer.

VIDEO: Burnham on Clegg privatisation claims

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:34
Andy Burnham says Nick Clegg made "breathtaking" claims about Labour's role in privatisation of a NHS hospital.

VIDEO: Burnham: Worst week on record in A&E

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:25
The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.

VIDEO: 'Too many medicines, not enough health'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:16
Dr Clare Gerada tells the BBC that men and women in England are being

VIDEO: Clegg smoking question 'a bit harsh'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:21
Nick Clegg says smoking comments are "a bit harsh" and he disagrees with NHS operation "rationing in that way".

VIDEO: 'Labour behind only NHS privatisation'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:15
The only privatisation of an NHS hospital came under Labour, Nick Clegg tells MPs as he points at Andy Burnham.

VIDEO: WHO: 'Ebola running ahead of us'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:04
The head of the World Health Organization has told the BBC that the Ebola virus is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it.

VIDEO: Locum doctors plugging A&E gaps

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:19
Almost one in four A&E departments in hospitals in England fill more than 25% of their senior staff vacancies with agency doctors or locums.

VIDEO: £8m compensation for disabled boy

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:44
A health trust is to pay a "landmark" compensation settlement to a severely disabled teenager after his family sued it for medical negligence.

VIDEO: Autism-friendly event goes national

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 17:37
A mother's campaign has led to a big toy chain having autism-friendly shopping sessions this Christmas.

VIDEO: Schools at risk from 'deadly' pollution

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:46
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.

VIDEO: Scotland's Royal Blind School re-opens

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:32
Scotland's Royal Blind School re-opens after a major redevelopment.

VIDEO: 'Shocking' disability access to shops

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 08:51
Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is "shocking", a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants finds.

VIDEO: 'Why does my breastfeeding offend?'

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 17:26
Louise Burns has said she will not return to Claridge's, a luxury hotel in Mayfair, after being asked to cover her baby with what she described as a "shroud" while feeding her.