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Seven-day NHS to include child mental health services, minister confirms

Speaking in the House of Lords, Conservative peer Lord Prior, minister for NHS productivity, said the government is committed to "parity of esteem" between physical and mental health

World First Bionic Eye Gives Hope To Millions

A pensioner has become the first person in the world suffering from the most common form of blindness to be fitted with a bionic eye.

David O’Mar, 58, Found Fit For Work Two Weeks Before His Death

A disabled dad died two weeks ­after being judged fit for work as he lay in hospital with pneumonia

Doctors demand return of lung cancer awareness campaign

Doctors and nurses have written an open letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt asking why the Government has "chosen to ignore" the positive results of a nationwide lung cancer awareness campaign by not announcing a follow-up.

Accessible Information Standard Approved

A new information standard has been approved which aims to ensure that patients with a disability or sensory loss receive accessible information and communication support

The Superhumans return to Channel 4

Channel 4 will broadcast a host of major Para sports events this year as part of the build up to its coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympics next summer.

Systematic over-medication blights learning disability care

GPs are massively over-medicating people with learning disabilities, often prescribing antipsychotics that are entirely inappropriate for the individual according to a new health study.

Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for beds as out of area placements rise 23 per cent

Mental health services spent millions of pounds sending patients hundreds of miles for beds last year as use of ‘out of area’ hospitals increased by almost a quarter, research by Community Care and BBC News has found.

From 'bloodied knees' to the House of Commons as a disabled MP

Conservative MP Robert Halfon says having a disability means he has been forced to work twice as hard to get to where he is.

BBC Three’s ‘Defying The Label’ Season

A season of compelling, untold stories revealing a glimpse of life as a young, disabled person will air on BBC Three this summer including the factual drama Don’t Take My Baby and The World’s Worst Place To Be Disabled?, presented by the disabled journalist Sophie Morgan.