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David Cameron has said he is listening to medical experts about whether a system of quarantine should be put in place for returning health workers from Ebola-affected areas. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Cameron has said Ebola is the “uppermost thing” on his mind following news that the condition of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is deterioratin(...)

Minister of State for Social Protection Kevin Humphreys: said targeting health costs was a possible next step to recoup State expenses from insurance companies

The Government is hoping to recoup more than €20 million next year from insurance companies for welfare payments paid to people who go on to get sub(...)

Sarah Tharakan and her husband Nithin at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

At the start of the year we spoke to people preparing to emigrate. Here we catch up with them, to see how they are getting on in their new homes. R(...)

Very poor health among Irish emigrants and their children is not recognised in Britain because the community is lumped in with the overall white population in official figures, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Photograph: Getty Images

Health workers in Britain “don’t bother” to understand Irish patients, who suffer higher levels of long-term illness, death rates from terminal dis(...)

Research indicates that an organisation loses an estimated 3-5 per cent of its annual budget to fraud.

At least £44 million (€55m)was lost to frontline health services in Northern Ireland because of fraud last year, officials have said.Patients from out(...)

Director of  Irish Community Care Merseyside Breege McDaid with Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall in Liverpool. Photograph: ICCM

A reminder of the pivotal importance of groups working with Irish immigrants in Britain was provided at “Ceiliúradh airgid agus óir”, a celebration(...)

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 UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)

While Ed Miliband’s personal ratings remain abysmal, even when compared with those of David Cameron, opinion polls consistently give the party an electoral lead. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Britain’s business community has largely ignored the Labour Party since the fall of Gordon Brown, but with a general election on the horizon, the corp(...)

Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, delivers his keynote speech to delegates: “Our country nearly broke up. A country that nearly splits apart is not a country in good health.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Labour will hire an extra 20,000 nurses and 8,000 doctors for English hospitals, paid for by a levy on luxury homes, tobacco companies and cutting (...)

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