A new consultation has been launched on how best to introduce Clean Air Zones in key cities as part of plans to improve air quality.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has raised safety concerns about two thirds of A&E units in England, claiming the drop in standards is partly due to underfunding of council care services, leading to overcrowding in hospitals.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published a report signalling its support to countries which place a ‘sugar tax’ on food substances.

Three in five boys in the least affluent parts of Britain will be overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures suggest.

As part of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's front bench reshuffle, Diane Abbott has been appointed Shadow Home Secretary.

NHS Digital has identified that councils have investigated almost 24,000 allegations of neglect by carers looking after adults in need of support.

The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) has warned that alcohol is being sold at ‘pocket money’ prices across the UK, with underage drinkers most likely to consume cheap drinks.

Westminster Council has called on the government to issue a total ban on synthetic highs.

Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green has said it was pointless to re-test recipients of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefit wage

A report conducted by Carers UK has advised that one in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they had not been educated on what process to take in key care situations, and because of a lack of local support.

The Times has reported that the number of children being adopted has fallen significantly for the first time in five years, despite record numbers being taken into care.

Cumbria County Council has launched Shared Lives Cumbria, a scheme which encourages host carers to provide care to adults in need of support.

Clive Betts, the chair of the community and local government select committee, has called for stricter regulations to compel restaurants to display food hygiene scores.

The Welsh government has launched a programme that will ensure every child up to the age of seven receives consistent and universal health services.

Smoking should be banned in all outdoor spaces, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has argued.

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