Long waits, job losses and problems with bed-blocking are a systemic problem for the NHS that seemingly won’t go away. But all is not lost.
The norovirus costs the NHS in excess of £100 million – the equivalent of employing over 3,000 specialist nurses.
A new diagnostic smartphone app is a modern move for the health provider.
There appears to be a fundamental mismatch between politicians and clinicians views of the crisis, so here are the facts.
Seventeen years ago, the Department of Health berated the NHS for not learning lessons about patient safety. What's changed?
From April 2017, payments to adult mental health services in the UK must be linked to outcomes. But it's a bad idea.
Unless the government matches spending by other Western governments, the health service will fail.
Theresa May shouldn't look to France, Germany or Switzerland for alternative healthcare models. They have problems of their own.
Trials into the effectiveness of drugs and treatments struggle to recruit enough participants, yet we rely on their results anyway.
Poor testing methods and antibiotic use by GPs and urologists has left thousands of women with crippling infections.
Harsh tales of mothers and fathers thrust into the court system as they seek the best treatment for a sick child are a warning.
Listen up junior doctors, here is your survival guide.
A judge has found that NHS England cannot reasonably refuse to fund anti-HIV drugs for gay men. This is a major step forward.
More people will go into nursing after bursaries are scrapped, but fewer than the NHS needs.
Some 85% of research into drugs and treatments ends up on the cutting room floor but not all of that should.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
Some good news for UK government policy.
Heavy clouds are on the horizon for NHS England – and older people will suffer the worst in this downpour.
Thanks to Brexit the NHS will be under-funded and short-staffed. Also, you might not receive free emergency healthcare if you travel to Europe.
To tackle obesity, the NHS is experimenting with financial incentives, dieting clubs and free exercise classes. But what about prescribing digital fitness trackers?