Simon Stevens

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Cancer Research UK has said Britain has hit a devastating high in childhood obesity. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Obese people now outnumber smokers by two to one, Cancer Research UK has warned, as it said obesity causes more cases of some cancers than cigarettes.(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip arrive for a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

Britain’s public health service has started “significant planning” to ensure medicines are still supplied to patients if the government fails to negot(...)

A new blood test which scientists say is able to detect certain types of cancer several years before a person falls ill has been hailed as a breakthrough

A new blood test which scientists say is able to detect certain types of cancer several years before a person falls ill has been hailed as a breakthro(...)

The HSE is calling on vulnerable groups to get the flu vaccine, though there is uncertainty about how effective this year’s formulation will be. File photograph: Getty Images

The Health Service Executive has warned staff to prepare for the possibility of a heavy flu season, following reports of a surge in cases in Australia(...)

 NHS England boss Simon Stevens with BBC presenter Andrew Marr on Sunday. Stevens said a British exit from the EU would have a damaging effect on the health service. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

The man who runs the National Health Service in England said on Sunday that a British exit from the EU would disrupt his work. Simon Stevens is now, a(...)

Physician, heal thyself

News of a £5 million plan to tackle staff sickness in the British National Health Service (NHS) is a recognition of the critical and demanding work ca(...)