• January 12, 2018

    The BMA says doctors will be 'horrified but not surprised' by the latest data on NHS waiting times in A&E.

  • January 5, 2018

    Council leaders say urgent action is needed to plug the social care funding gap, to help alleviate the pressure on hospitals.

  • December 24, 2017

    The BMA says with all but five hospitals in England running at above the recommended safe bed occupancy level of 85 per cent and almost a fifth running at 99 per cent, the system has little to no capacity to handle a major flu outbreak or spike in demand caused by a cold snap over the coming weeks.

  • October 19, 2017

    Four million hospital bed days have been lost since 2011 due to problems securing social care, says Age UK.

  • October 16, 2017

    More than 500 people have been detained in overcrowded prisons following mass arrests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, whilst eye-witnesses have told Amnesty International that wounded protestors are abandoning hospital treatment to avoid capture.

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • August 16, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks on 6 August 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen.

  • August 1, 2016

    An aerial attack which partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province in northwest Syria appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, said Amnesty International.

  • May 4, 2016

    With increasing wartime assaults on and patterns of systematic destruction of health facilities in countries affected by conflict, the UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to strengthen protection for health care workers, the sick and wounded, hospitals and clinics, in war zones.

  • February 16, 2016

    Attacks on at least two medical facilities in Syria yesterday (15 February) are just the latest of scores of apparently deliberate attacks on hospitals, clinics and medical personnel being committed in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law, says Amnesty International .