Thousands of NHS workers staged a walk out in an ongoing dispute with government over a 1 per cent pay rise. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners and psychiatric staff are staging a fresh protest over a pay (...)

Last year the NHS warned that “bold and transformative change” was required or else it would become financially unsustainable and the safety and quality of patient care would decline. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The National Health Service is under increasing pressure.Doctors have long wanted patients to cut down or quit smoking before operations, or to lose w(...)

The Oireachtas health committee heard that although the risk of Ebola coming to Ireland from overseas remained low, there could still be ‘several suspected cases’ of the virus in the country. 3:09

It is time for Ireland to step up its preparedness for tackling Ebola disease in response to the threat it poses, according to Minister for Health Leo(...)

Enhanced screening for Ebola will begin at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 tomorrow. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Passengers arriving from countries affected by Ebola will have their temperatures taken at UK borders starting at Heathrow tomorrow.Health secretary J(...)

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 (...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Health Edwin Poots has kept a lifetime deferral in operation in Northern Ireland on gay men giving blood, citing “blood safety” issues. Photograph: PA

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt and his Stormont counterpart Edwin Poots are appealing against a legal ruling that criticised a controversial ban(...)

British prime minister  David Cameron and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the G8 Dementia Summit  in London today. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Dementia will be cured, or “stopped in its tracks” by 2025, some of the world’s wealthiest nations vowed today as they backed global co-operation to f(...)

Jimmy Savile pictured in August 2000. Transcripts of a police interview with the former television presenter were published by Surrey Police. Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Britain’s police watchdog has launched a full investigation into claims that a former West Yorkshire inspector “acted on behalf” of Jimmy Savile befor(...)

Britain’s health secretary Jeremy Hunt has  warned that incapable NHS executives would be fired. Photograph: Neil Hall /Reuters

Six major British National Health Service hospital groups have been taken over by new management following an investigation that unearthed a litany of(...)

Protesters from the ‘National Health Action Party’ lead a mock funeral procession for the NHS along Whitehall on July 5, 2013 in London. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Once described by the Conservatives’ Nigel Lawson as the closest thing the British have “to a religion”, the National Health Service has long been the(...)