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Prof Geraldine McCarthy (right) with then Tánaiste  Simon Coveney  at a new radiation/oncology department in the Glandore Centre, Cork University Hospital Cancer Centre, in 2019. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

The chair of the South/South West Hospital Group has announced her resignation from the role, bringing to three the number of senior health officials (...)

 Boris Johnson is expected to say that vaccines will continue to be the first line of defence over the autumn and winter. Photograph: Daniel  Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson is due to set out the government’s plan to tackle coronavirus over the coming months, with a reluctance to impose further lockdowns and (...)

Boris Johnson’s plan promises that nobody in the UK will have to pay more than £86,000 for social care over their lifetime – although it does not cover residential costs. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

MPs at Westminster have approved Boris Johnson’s controversial £12 billion (€14 million) a year tax increase to tackle National Health Service (NHS) w(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with health secretary Sajid Javid (left) and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak: “I accept this breaks a manifesto commitment, which is not something I do lightly.” Photograph: Jessica Taylor

Boris Johnson has announced a £12 billion tax increase to clear the National Health Service (NHS) waiting list and introduce a new system for funding (...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson making a statement on health and social care in the House of Commons. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty

Before he announced it, Boris Johnson’s big, manifesto-breaking tax increase for National Health Service (NHS) waiting lists and social care funding w(...)

Angelina Jolie: ‘I just want my family to heal. And I want everyone to move forward.’ Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/The New York Times

Angelina Jolie sits at a desk, back straight as a rule and rather regal. Her features are cartoonishly beautiful – straight black hair, vertiginous ch(...)

  Medical staff  in the Covid emergency department at St Vincent’s hospital: the HSE spent €1 billion on PPE  rather than its usual €15 million budget in 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

On February 4th last year an FFP2 face mask could be bought for 50c. Within a week, as the Covid-19 pandemic loomed larger internationally, its price (...)

The NHS has been forced to ration blood-testing services in the UK after its bottles supplier, Becton Dickinson, warned of supply-chain disruptions.

The UK’s National Health Service has been forced to ration blood-testing services after its bottles supplier, Becton Dickinson, warned of supply-chai(...)

The festival, which featured Foals and Gorillaz, asked all ticket-holders aged 11 and over to demonstrate their Covid-19 status through the NHS Covid app before entering. Photograph: Darina Stoda/Boardmasters/PA Wire

Almost 5,000 Covid-19 cases have been linked to the music and surfing festival Boardmasters, which took place in Cornwall this month. Health official(...)

A branch of Nando’s in White City, Manchester, which has been closed. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Nando’s is in the news, and the situation is peri-peri serious. The South African chicken chain has been forced to temporarily close more than 40 of i(...)

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