'Wasp Factory' author Iain Banks says he is dying of cancer

One-Minute Read Wed 3 Apr, AT 13:04

One of Scotland's greatest writers announces he has 'several months' to live following cancer diagnosis

Most GPs have 'prescribed a placebo to at least one patient'

One-Minute Read Thu 21 Mar, AT 13:45

Survey finds 97% of family doctors deliberately prescribed a useless or unnecessary treatment

Keep patients out of hospitals - they're dangerous, say GPs

One-Minute Read Wed 13 Mar, AT 08:56

But Cameron's health tsar is more positive, saying new culture can make NHS the world's safest

Has NHS boss David Nicholson lost Cameron's confidence?

One-Minute Read Wed 6 Mar, AT 15:55

David Cameron has consistently backed embattled NHS chief - but his support may now be 'wavering'

NHS boss David Nicholson tells MPs he should not be sacked

One-Minute Read Tue 5 Mar, AT 15:43

Embattled health service chief says politicians must take blame for 1,200 who died in Mid Staffs crisis

Jeremy Hunt blames 'shocking' NHS failings for early deaths

First Post Tue 5 Mar, AT 12:33

Health Secretary says 30,000 die each year because British health care fails to match best in Europe

Is it just the middle classes who want a seven-day NHS?

First Reaction Fri 22 Feb, AT 11:31

Doctors' union claims a weekend health service is 'catering for the convenience of the middle class'

NHS hospital Stafford vk

Gagging orders bar 'hundreds' of NHS staff from speaking out

One-Minute Read Mon 18 Feb, AT 09:13

Leading surgeon claims NHS is taking a 'Stalinist' approach to silencing critics of health standards

Pressure builds on NHS boss Nicholson to step aside

First Reaction Thu 7 Feb, AT 09:38

New investigation into care at UK hospitals ups pressure on beleaguered NHS chief to step down