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Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.

Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.