Prescription charges meant people are   forgoing blood pressure  medication on cost grounds, a health conference has been told. Photograph: Thinkstock

Hundreds of people have suffered strokes and heart attacks yearly as a direct result of the introduction of prescription charges in 2011, a conference(...)

Only 12 per cent of respondents to Pfizer Health Index survey  were  against the proposal to provide free GP care to under 6s. The plan has been strongly criticised by family doctors.

Government plans to provide free GP care to all children aged under six enjoy strong public support, a new survey suggests.Almost half the people surv(...)

Minister of State Alex White: “I am not saying I am in favour of that.”

The Government has indicated people may have to pay charges under its scheme to provide free GP care. Alex White, the Minister of State (...)