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Patient choice: how to choose the right hospital and consultant

Patient choice: how to choose the right hospital and consultant

We asked GPs specialist consultants and other health policy experts what they would want to find out before choosing a hospital or doctor for their treatment.

Sick Pay: hospital parking charges rise by 10% in one year

Sick Pay: hospital parking charges rise by 10% in one year

Hospital car parking charges brought in more than £254m of revenue for the NHS last year - a record high. We look at the problem of hospital parking, and whether free parking is really the answer.

NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

NHS postcode lottery persists for most vulnerable patients

We've found that those with the most complex medical needs still contend with a postcode lottery in having their care costs outside of hospital funded by the NHS.

How will Brexit affect medicine supplies and your health?

How will Brexit affect medicine supplies and your health?

We explain what you need to know about access to medicines, prescriptions and NHS care in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Can you trust AI symptom checkers?

Can you trust AI symptom checkers?

AI symptom checkers aim to help direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare, but we found different apps gave conflicting diagnoses and advice for the same symptoms.

Are online GPs the future of healthcare?

Are online GPs the future of healthcare?

Online GP services promise easier and more convenient access to healthcare, but how does it work in practice? We explore the new world of digital NHS services and how they affect you.

Medical cannabis available on the NHS: what you need to know

Medical cannabis available on the NHS: what you need to know

The prescription of medical cannabis is limited to very specific conditions, but the popularity of cannabis-based health products such as CBD oil is growing. Find out how they differ and what it means for you.

NHS care funding in England is a postcode lottery, says Which?

NHS care funding in England is a postcode lottery, says Which?

Those with the most complex medical needs still face a postcode lottery of getting their full care costs outside hospital paid by NHS ‘continuing healthcare’ funding in England, Which? analysis...

10 ways to get the best from your GP

10 ways to get the best from your GP

With the average GP consultation lasting just 10 minutes, we’ve been investigating how you can make the time count – and what your doctor is really thinking when you’re in the consultation...

Warning over Petya ransomware virus attack

Warning over Petya ransomware virus attack

Hot on the heels of the WannaCry ransomware attack that devastated NHS computers last month, security experts are now warning of a new cyber threat to global computers, called Petya....

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