The number of older people living with dementia hit a record high last month, new figures show.
The proportion of patients with suspected cancer who are seen within two weeks of urgent referral is at the lowest level since records began.
Patients are being put at risk and suffering harm due to the continued failure to hit NHS waiting times targets, MPs say.
Clinics providing cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers will introduce extra checks to screen customers for mental health problems, it has been announced.
A record 2.2 million people were checked for cancer by the NHS in England last year, with the health service crediting increased awareness to celebrities such as Stephen Fry.