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Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care,…

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer’ for NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years, say scientists. The…

‘Go to the dentist and get fined £100’

‘Go to the dentist and get fined £100’

Image caption Charlotte Waite says it is distressing when so many wrong fines are being issued Going to the dentist is something that many would want to avoid – but…

Children ’embarrassed by tipsy parents’

Children ’embarrassed by tipsy parents’

Image copyright Getty Images Moderate drinking by parents can have a negative impact on children, causing anxiety and disrupting bedtime routines, a study says. The Institute of Alcohol Studies said…

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Image copyright stockvisual The performance of hospitals across the UK has slumped with targets for cancer, A&E and planned operations now being missed en masse, BBC research shows. Nationally England,…

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer" for NHS

Pre-sex HIV drug ‘no-brainer" for NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A drug to dramatically cut the risk of HIV infection during sex would save the UK around £1bn over the next 80 years, say scientists. The…

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

Image caption Megan’s mum Karen says she is considering paying privately for her daughter’s operation Patients in Northern Ireland are waiting three years to see a consultant about having surgery…

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Drug therapy ‘restores breathing’ after spinal injury

Image copyright Science Photo Library A drug-based therapy appears to restore breathing in rats paralysed from the neck down by a spinal injury, according to scientists. They hope their “exciting…

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales ‘unacceptable’

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wales’ own mother and baby unit was closed in 2013 Calls have been made for a specialist mother and baby unit to open in…

‘I felt so low, I couldn’t see a way out’

‘I felt so low, I couldn’t see a way out’

“To get to my school I had to cross a railway bridge and I would just stand there and think ‘I could just jump off’. “It felt overwhelming and like…