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Allergy death: Girl’s parents say Pret not acting fast enough over...

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, collapsed on board a flight after consuming a baguette that contained sesame seeds which she had bought at a Pret outlet in Heathrow airport in 2016

Infected blood cover-up claims to be investigated ‘without fear or favour’

That was one of the accusations from victims during emotional testimonies at the opening day of a public inquiry into the scandal

Infected Blood Inquiry opens: Contaminated blood victims seek answers

Victims hope it will finally establish the truth about the greatest treatment scandal in the history of the NHS

Hospitals warn key waiting time target for NHS operations ‘will never...

They also hinted they would like the target revised as part of the NHS long-term plan

Cannabis ‘easier for kids to buy than alcohol’, report claims

The Children's Report, compiled by drugs policy think tank Volte Face, revealed that 44% of young cannabis users said it was "very easy" to buy, as opposed to 22% who said the same about drink

Poorest in England suffer ‘avoidable and unfair’ health inequality – report

Health inequalities between the rich and poor were described as "a burning injustice" by Theresa May in her first speech as prime minister, but the Health Profile for England, a survey compiled by Public Health England (PHE), has found little progress

NHS gets £145m to prepare and upgrade for winter

The funding, announced by the Department of Health and Social Care, will be used to upgrade wards and A&E departments and provide up to 900 new beds

Medical supplies ‘unhindered’ in ‘no-deal’ Brexit, says health secretary

The pharmaceutical industry is preparing to stockpile six-week supplies of medicines and airlift time-sensitive products in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit

Premier League gambling sponsors ‘failing addicts’, warns NHS chief

Simon Stevens told a conference in Manchester that eight out of nine Premier League clubs sponsored by overseas betting companies have failed to make required donations to an industry charity

NHS England nets ‘game-changing’ childhood leukaemia treatment

NHS England has negotiated a contract with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novartis for a therapy that reprogrammes a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells