It is tempting to view each of Boris Johnson’s actions through the prism of his personal ambition and selfishness, the two great animating forces of h(...)

An all-party UK parliamentary group  began an investigation last December into dementia services for Irish, Indian, Pakistani and black Caribbean communities, many of whom moved to Britain from the 1950s onwards. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Elderly Irish suffering dementia are in danger of being ignored by the National Health Service and local authorities because both fail to recognise th(...)

British health secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons “terrible things happened” at  Mid-Staffordshire Hospital where patients suffered and “died unnecessarily”. Photograph: PA Wire

Nurses in England will have to spend a year on hospital wards washing and feeding patients before qualifying, under changes to be made after po(...)