Jimmy Savile celebrity awed some, while his bullying, dominant personality frightened others. His fund-raising skills were seen as useful by Margaret Thatcher’s government, particularly, who “feted” Savile. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Jimmy Savile wandered where he wanted for decades through hospitals at all hours of the day and night, leaving behind a catalogue of pain and abuse. H(...)

Jimmy Savile, whose passing was initially mourned in 2011 before his crimes emerged into public view, raped or abused sixty-four victims — aged between eight and 40 — in just one hospital alone, Stoke Mandeville; though his oldest victim was 75. Photograph: PA Wire

Disgraced entertainer Jimmy Savile was afforded a “scarcely credible” level of access to British hospitals where he carried out a 30-year campaign of (...)

File photo dated March 1981 of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none “were either taken seriously or escalated to se(...)

Edwin Poots:  the former health minister has launched an appeal against the irrationality finding against him. Photograph: Kevin Boyes

Former Stormont health minister Edwin Poots’ ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland was infected by apparent bias, a High Court judge ruled (...)

A senior medic demonstrates the procedure when preparing to treat potential patients with Ebola. Photograph  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A Scottish nurse is being treated in an isolation unit in Glasgow after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus hours after arriving home from west Af(...)

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 (...)