BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
NHS pay: Call for privately employed staff to get increase
1 Aug 2021 at 4:52pm
Cleaners and others employed by contractors should receive the same rise as NHS staff, a union says.
Covid: Pulse oxygen monitors work less well on darker skin, experts say
31 Jul 2021 at 10:06am
Pulse oximeters, which spot falling oxygen levels, may work less well on darker skin, experts warn.
Hunt for certainty over Covid cases continues
30 Jul 2021 at 8:18am
Flurry of Covid data does not resolve debate around state of the pandemic in the UK.
Pregnant women urged to get jab as majority unvaccinated
30 Jul 2021 at 2:26am
Estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of pregnant women in England have not yet had the vaccine.
Covid: Up to one in four admitted to hospital for other reasons
30 Jul 2021 at 8:04am
The government says counting all patients who test positive is vital because of the impact on the NHS.
Drug deaths in Scotland reach new record level
30 Jul 2021 at 2:17am
The country continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe, with a further 1,339 people dying last year.
Latitude festival-goers test positive for coronavirus
30 Jul 2021 at 10:18am
The 40,000 people a day Latitude festival is a Covid-19 restrictions test event for the government.
Covid vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England - Jonathan Van-Tam
29 Jul 2021 at 9:54am
He says future lockdowns are less likely the more people, including 18-25-year olds, get vaccinated.
Club night drops NHS Covid pass requirement
30 Jul 2021 at 5:55am
It comes as the Lib Dems demand MPs debate their use in England amid concerns over discrimination.
Drug firm fined for huge price rise that hit NHS
29 Jul 2021 at 4:36am
Advanz pushed up the price of thyroid tablet packs more than 10-fold, says the competition watchdog.
Are middle-aged people more unhealthy than ever?
28 Jul 2021 at 8:29am
Why could the current cohort of 40-somethings be proving less healthy than previous generations?
Woman died in Cardiff home after waiting 'hours' for ambulance
28 Jul 2021 at 3:03pm
Maria Whale's husband John questioned whether his wife would have lived if help had come sooner.
NHS England appoints first female chief executive
28 Jul 2021 at 11:10am
Amanda Pritchard to take over from Sir Simon Stevens on 1 August, describing it as a great honour.
Covid vaccines: Tourists head to the US to get vaccinated
28 Jul 2021 at 4:05pm
Some tourists are spending thousands of dollars to travel to the US to get a coronavirus vaccine.
Concussion and sport: How the lives of ex-sportspeople have been affected by ...
22 Jul 2021 at 9:50am
BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to former sportsmen and women and their families about how concussion has changed their lives.