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Birmingham City Council has failed to meet targets to tackle bed blocking and has failed to assess children at risk of abuse adequately, according to a performance review.Read
The number of medicines given out on prescription has jumped almost 70% in the last decade, figures show.Read
British men are twice as likely to get bowel cancer today as they were in the mid-1970s, research has shown.Read
Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart has given her backing to a Department of Health campaign to beat the cosmetic enhancement cowboys.Read
Claims made by a nurse that a patient was tortured when their anaesthetic failed at a Birmingham hospital were criticised as sensationalist and inappropriate by a senior member of staff, a tribunal was told.Read
The former chief executive of a Birmingham hospital trust has landed a new top NHS role in the Midlands.Read
A Solihull GP who lied about her qualifications has been suspended from working for a year.
A nursing manager of a Birmingham hospital unit has denied that a member of staff was ostracised after raising a string of concerns.Read
West Midlands towns have faired the worst in a postcode lottery on lung cancer treatment.Read
England’s chief medical officer has pledged to act on high levels of public health unemployment amid NHS cutbacks after being confronted in Birmingham.Read
Head teachers are to be given the power to object to chip shops, takeaways and pizza parlours within 300 metres of a school under new proposals designed to aid the battle against obesity.Read
Plans for a world-class medical research centre in Birmingham could be scuppered because of local opposition to a housing development that would pay for the project.Read
Investigations into serious failings at hospitals are being prevented because of gaps in the current regulation system, a public inquiry has heard.Read
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has been warned by the national health watchdog that it must do better on elderly care.Read
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has given support for Birmingham’s plans to get junk food firms more involved with cutting the city’s obesity rates.Read
The language used in a damning report into standards at Stafford Hospital “knee-capped” the facility, according to the former chairman of a health watchdog.Read
Planners have given the go-ahead for a multi-million pound cancer and haematology centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.Read
Diane Parkes speaks to a nursing student who kept diaries of the difficulties experienced by staff and patients in dementia wards across the MidlandsRead
The largest hospital foundation trust in Birmingham has revealed it is to be less secretive by opening up its board meetings to patients for public scrutiny.Read
A breast cancer surgeon at the centre of a patient recall has been banned from working at an NHS hospital.Read
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