Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'
Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.
Mark Bellamy, president of the Intensive Care Society, told the BBC the problem of resistance would get worse unless new and effective antibiotics were developed.
Sepsis is triggered by infections and causes around 37,000 deaths a year in the UK.
NHS England says hospitals should work together to tackle the problem.
Sepsis usually develops from blood poisoning and involves a dramatic reaction by the body's immune system.
Robin Williams' death has sparked wider debate
The tragic death of Robin Williams has generated a wider debate about depression and how society deals with mental illness.
Phone-ins and water cooler discussions have ranged around the sad circumstances of the Hollywood star's suicide and the fact that he had suffered with depression for some years - and the news on Friday that he may have been in the early stages of Parkinson's raises even more questions.
The front line of the UK's Ebola prevention efforts
I grew up in Wiltshire all too aware of the Ministry of Defence's major presence in the county, especially on Salisbury Plain.
We all knew that there were top secret establishments, including one where spooks and boffins researched mysterious and deadly weapons of germ warfare. That was Porton Down.
The very public NHS privatisation debate
It has been one of the talking points of the week and one of the most hotly debated subjects on social media - is the NHS in England being privatised by the back door?
Labour has tried to push the issue, arguing that privatisation is being forced through. And one estimate put the number of contracts being advertised at nearly £6bn.
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
Would it be better if the NHS bought in bulk?
That's the question that has arisen since I wrote about how the health service procures essentials like surgical gloves and incontinence pads.
NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'
Ever wondered how much your local hospital pays for incontinence pads, medical wipes or surgical gloves?
I guess its not the sort of thing you want to think about for too long, if at all.
Could the future hospital be in the home?
High-speed online access has radically changed consumer shopping habits and transformed the economics of industries like banking and retail.
Could something similar be about to happen in healthcare?
The key questions for the NHS
Welcome to Hugh's Views - as the first health editor for BBC News it will be my topical take on all things health related.
Around Whitehall and senior levels of the NHS in England I am hearing the view that there needs to be a cross-party debate on what can be delivered over the next five years and beyond.
UK economy grows by 0.8% in first quarter
Talk of quarterly growth accelerating to 1% in the first quarter of this year proved unfounded.
But with services, manufacturing and construction all registering expansion between January and March, a more balanced recovery seems to be developing.
UK economy growing at fastest rate since 2007
Many headlines can be drawn from these figures - the fastest annual growth since 2007 and the first unbroken year of expansion since then are the obvious ones.
And yet … fourth quarter growth was slower than in the previous quarter and the economy is still 1.3% below the pre-recession peak. Much of the growth contribution between October and December came from the high-flying services sector.