NHS waiting times rise sharplySubscription
The number of patients waiting more than eight weeks for an NHS outpatient appointment has shot up by nearly a third in the space of a month, Department of Health figures reveal.
The GP incentive scheme has not had the dramatic impact on diabetes care that was predicted when it was introduced five years ago, researchers have found.
UK among best prepared for swine flu outbreakSubscription
Health secretary Alan Johnson has attempted to calm fears over an outbreak of a new strain of flu called swine influenza.