Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

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The longest-serving chief executive in the NHS has been sacked for gross misconduct. Sir Leonard Fenwick joined what later became Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 1977, and has been... Read More

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

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Targets are to be set to reduce calories in pizzas, burgers and ready meals as part of the government’s drive to tackle child obesity in England. Health officials believe the... Read More

Mental health staff recruitment plan for England

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Thousands more mental health workers are to be recruited by the NHS in England, the health secretary has said. Jeremy Hunt said it was time to end the “historic imbalance”... Read More

NHS ranked 'number one' health system

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The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries. The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared... Read More

Mental health care 'risks being over-run'

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Mental health services in England risk being overwhelmed by a combination of rising demand and staff shortages, a survey of NHS trusts suggests. The poll by NHS Providers, which represents... Read More

Danger map reveals health threat zone

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South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world’s health, according to “danger maps”. The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked... Read More

Sugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

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Health officials have named and shamed what they say are the most sugary breakfast cereals. Some, including Kellogg’s Frosties and Coco Pops, contain three-and-a-half sugar cubes or more per 40g... Read More

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

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Up to 20 deaths at an NHS-run mental health unit are being investigated as part of a police inquiry, the BBC has learned. It follows fresh investigations into the death... Read More