New plans to regulate the area of assisted human reproduction are to be submitted to the Government by the end of the year, the Department of Health (...)

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks in the House of Commons, London, where he apologised on behalf of the government and the NHS for letting down the victims of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised on behalf of the government and the National Health Service for letting down the victims of Jimmy (...)

File photo in 1972 of Jimmy Savile visiting the patients and staff of Leeds General Infirmary as findings of a series of major investigations by NHS hospitals into allegations of abuse by the disgraced presenter is  published. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile subjected patients in hospitals across Britan to “truly awful” sexual abuse for more than four decades, a series of r(...)

Are men being nagged to death by their wives? A research report, allegedly suggesting just that, generated lots of headlines this month. But it’s not (...)

Outgoing Hiqa chief executive Tracey Cooper: “I wouldn’t say we were the safest [health service]. We still have quite a long way to go.” Photograph: Eric Luke

After eight years running a rule over the Irish health service, the head of the State’s health watchdog has some good things to say about the syste(...)

 British health secretary Jeremy Hunt: Justice King  ruled that his  duty did not extend “to persons who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland”.

The High Court in London has ruled that women from Northern Ireland are not entitled to free abortions in England under the British National Health Se(...)

Mr Justice King said the differences in the legal position on abortion between Northern Ireland than in England and Wales had ‘not surprisingly led to a steady stream’ of pregnant women travelling  from Northern Ireland to England to access abortion services not available to them at home.

Rules that prevent women from Northern Ireland receiving free abortions on the NHS in England have been upheld by London’s High Court.A test case was (...)

Smiles provides dental care from 77 practices in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

Smiles Dental, Ireland’s biggest privately-owned dental care provider, has been sold to Oasis Healthcare for an undisclosed sum. The pri(...)

The number of overseas-born nurses in British hospitals this year will reach an all-time high of 50,000. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Fifteen years ago, Sharon Lynagh from Athboy, Co Meath, who is now a ward sister at University College Hospital, London, was one of 90 Irish studen(...)

The veteran politician died at home today at the age of 88, his family said in a statement. The photograph above is from February, 1981. Photograph: PA

Tributes poured in from all sides of politics to the veteran Labour politician and former British cabinet minister Tony Benn, who has died aged(...)