Patients become health consumers in digital age

Tweets and posts can hold hospitals and doctors to account, and can also educate, support or misinform, as Danny Buckland discovers

How technology can inform care and treatment

Healthcare professionals should not hold back from interacting with patients on social media, says online expert Michael Seres

Stay healthy longer

The state of Britain’s health is a cause for serious concern which must be addressed by urging people to take responsibility for their own wellbeing, writes Danny Buckland

Aiming for best results wherever you live

Shocking statistics revealed unacceptable regional differences in healthcare, but as Joshi Herrmann reports, NHS initiatives are aiming for high universal standards

D Health: fixing a broken market

A newly established consultancy aims to accelerate the development of digital healthcare throughout Western Europe

From Oldham to fertility clinics around the world

Since the world’s first “test-tube baby” was born in Oldham almost 35 years ago, the revolutionary treatment of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has continued to advance, as Liz Bestic reports

Finding the best clinic for you

Getting fertility treatment on the National Health Service can be a postcode lottery and going private is equally challenging, writes Kate Brian, who offers a guide for couples in need of help

Lab interventions help create life

A number of different treatments are used to help “infertile” childless couples start a family, as Clint Witchalls reports