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23 October 2014 Last updated at 20:07

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.


Bag of blood Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

Children playing as the sun goes downLater sunsets 'make kids more active'

Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

Latest news, features and maps as West Africa battles world's worst outbreak of killer disease

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

NHS five-year plan document 'packs a punch'

BBC health editor Hugh Pym gives his take on an NHS document which sheds light on how the service could be run in the next five years.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

To walk again - the people behind the story

Panorama spent a year following a remarkable cell transplant research project that has enabled a paralysed man to walk again using a frame.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

The NHS plan: Five things we've learned

NHS chiefs have unveiled a five-year vision for the health service in England. But what are the key points?

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Scrubbing Up

  • Staff treating Ebola patients at a hospital in LiberiaFear factor

    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?


Health Check

  • IV dripsVentilator laws

    The wards full of patients suspended between life and death


Features & Analysis

  • Hugh PymNHS plan

    The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England


  • Medical team removes body of Ebola victim in LiberiaEbola numbers

    Six surprising figures from the frontline


  • StethoscopeFive things

    Nick Triggle on the key points in the NHS plan


  • Nurse with older patientFor better

    How one Dorset hospital is trying to better serve its elderly patients


  • Darek on bridgeSpinal breakthrough

    The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again


  • Ebola vaccineEbola cure - how far off?

    How soon could there be an off-the-shelf treatment and vaccine?


  • Health workers check patients at World Health Organization health centre in Liberian capital Monrovia. 3 October 2014WHO's at fault?

    Global health body under fire over Ebola


  • An image of Ameyo Stella Adadevoh during a candlelight vigil for Adadevoh and other Ebola victims in Abuja on 26 August 2014. Ebola heroine

    How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe


  • Beth Goodier has the extremely rare Kleine-Levin SyndromeNo fairytale

    Why 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare


  • Dried bushmeat, at a market in Lagos. Bushmeat risk

    What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?


  • A baby holds an adult's fingerSmall data

    The time when the average age of death was zero


  • Fiona Phillips with her father Dementia heartache

    Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home


  • UKIP supporter in ClactonUKIP and the NHS

    We know about Europe, but where does the party stand on health?


  • Dead bodyCounting the cost

    Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed


  • US police in Seattle wearing masksDeadly drop

    Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1


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