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VIDEO: NHS staff set off to help fight Ebola

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:10
A group of NHS medical staff leaves for Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Labour calls for NHS investment

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 08:15
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.

VIDEO: A&Es miss four-hour wait standard

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 20:20
NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.

VIDEO: Bid to 'remove worst bits' of Health Act

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 14:25
Liz Kendall says a Labour private member's bill would remove the worst bits of the huge Health and Social Care Act.

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 08:08
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

VIDEO: Obesity costs UK £47bn a year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:57
New research suggests that obesity is a greater burden on the UK's economy than armed violence, war and terrorism.

VIDEO: NHS publishes surgeon data

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:47
Performance data for almost 5,000 surgeons in England has been released by the NHS in a move towards greater transparency.

VIDEO: MP's bill to 'put right NHS mistakes'

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:45
A Labour MP calls on the government to back his private members' bill on the NHS to "put right some of the mistakes".

AUDIO: Surgeon's records made public

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:44
Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public.

AUDIO: Early years of sex research on display

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:48
Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on a tour of The Institute of Sexology, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.

VIDEO: Prince supports educational Ebola video

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:31
Prince William has said he is watching with "great concern" the Ebola situation in West Africa and has expressed support for an educational video about Ebola.

VIDEO: Poor people 'will have fewer teeth'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:44
Poor people are likely to have eight fewer teeth by the time they reach their seventies compared with the rich, according to researchers.

VIDEO: 'I stayed for the love of my people'

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 23:26
Josephine Sellu, a matron in Sierra Leone, says she stayed there to fight Ebola for the "love of my people".

VIDEO: Mediterranean diet 'best for obesity'

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:12
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.

VIDEO: 'Bird flu not a threat to food safety'

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:40
The Environment Secretary Liz Truss says that a bird flu outbreak at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire is not a threat to food safety.

VIDEO: Where do Labour and UKIP stand on NHS?

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:29
UKIP's Tim Aker and Labour's Vernon Coaker debate policies after the challenges between their party leaders.

VIDEO: 'Goggle camera' records Ebola crisis

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:07
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim wore special goggle cameras to record his time at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone - here he carefully removes his protective equipment.

AUDIO: Alcoholism 'rising in women over 60'

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:54
The number of women over the age of 60 being treated for alcoholism is on the rise, figures from Public Health England show.

AUDIO: Ebola vaccine on track for January

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:53
Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.

VIDEO: Call to help elderly after hospital

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:37
Almost 200,000 elderly people have gone home from hospital without enough support, according to research from the Royal Voluntary Service.