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Sunday 15th September 2019

Northern Ireland Articles


Two-thirds of adults in Northern Ireland are obese

25th October 2017

A health survey finds almost two thirds of adults in Northern Ireland are obese or overweight.

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Northern Ireland GPs on edge of crisis

7th June 2016

A survey suggests general practices in Northern Ireland are struggling to survive.

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Mental ill health growing problem in young

30th June 2015

A new report suggests mental ill health a growing problem among young people in Northern Ireland.

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Patient safety being put at risk

26th June 2015

Survey suggests doctors' lack of sleep is risking patient safety.

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Ambulance strike in NI will go ahead

29th January 2015

Planned strike by NHS workers in Northern Ireland set to go ahead.

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Four-hour strike by NHS staff

24th November 2014

As part of a pay dispute NHS staff are staging four-hour strikes in England and Northern Ireland.

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Syphilis cases rise in Northern Ireland

10th February 2014

Experts say they are seeing a worrying rise in syphilis in Northern Ireland with regular cases of babies being affected.

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Liver disease rising in young people

22nd November 2013

Excessive drinking in Northern Ireland sees patients as young as 20 dying from liver disease.

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Sick leave costs economy £149m

23rd April 2013

Figures show Northern Ireland's public sector sick leave cost the economy around £149m last year.

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NI health service to close '180 beds'

20th March 2013

The BBC understands 180 beds are to close in Northern Ireland health service shake-up.

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