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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

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Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

  • 18 April 2014

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

  • 18 April 2014

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Coventry & Warwickshire

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

  • 18 April 2014

Pensioners could get death estimate

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

Hospital infections 'still too high'

Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.

  • 17 April 2014

Warning over bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

  • 16 April 2014

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'

Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

  • 16 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Reprieve for 18 NI care homes

All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.

  • 17 April 2014
  • From the section: Northern Ireland

Early op 'may have saved man's life'

A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.

  • 16 April 2014
  • From the section: South West Wales

Crohn's patient loses fertility case

A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Kent

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Lancashire