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Matron Breda Athan demonstrates putting on the protective suit which would be used to treat patients suffering from Ebola at The Royal Free Hospital in London. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Files

A British national who tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone is being evacuated to the UK on a Royal Air Force jet, Sierra Leone’s health ministry(...)

 Ben Page: “When we polled people earlier this year, only 24 per cent believed that we should replace elected politicians with professional managers.”

The belief that trust in politicians has fallen to an all-time low is a myth, according to Ben Page, an opinion-poll expert in the UK. Mr Page, chief (...)

File photo. Police have rescued eight men from a farm following an investigation into potential slavery and servitude in England. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Police have rescued eight men from a farm following an investigation into potential slavery and servitude in England. Officers from Hampshire Police, (...)

The Irish have been targeted because more native Irish people have the useful O+ blood type, B+ and A- blood types than the British population in general.

The British National Health Service has appealed for Irish people living in the country to donate blood.The move is part of the NHS’s Inclusivity Mark(...)

Paying for medicine

One year after the introduction of legislation aimed at reducing the price of generic medications in the Republic, the cost of many prescribed drugs r(...)

New plans to regulate the area of assisted human reproduction are to be submitted to the Government by the end of the year, the Department of Health (...)

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 (...)

File photo in 1972 of Jimmy Savile visiting the patients and staff of Leeds General Infirmary as findings of a series of major investigations by NHS hospitals into allegations of abuse by the disgraced presenter is  published. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile subjected patients in hospitals across Britan to “truly awful” sexual abuse for more than four decades, a series of r(...)

Are men being nagged to death by their wives? A research report, allegedly suggesting just that, generated lots of headlines this month. But it’s not (...)

Outgoing Hiqa chief executive Tracey Cooper: “I wouldn’t say we were the safest [health service]. We still have quite a long way to go.” Photograph: Eric Luke

After eight years running a rule over the Irish health service, the head of the State’s health watchdog has some good things to say about the syste(...)

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