Round table: Access all areas?
By Staff blogger - 30 October 12:00


Richard Armstrong Head of Primary Medical Care Contracting, Department of Health

Ben Bradshaw MP Minister of State for Health Services, Department of Health

Pakistan's forgotten patients
By Samira Shackle - 22 October 14:46

Samira Shackle reports on mental health provision in Pakistan – a nation failing to meet the needs o

Abortion and the Catholic vote
By Katy Taylor - 22 October 14:45

As MPs are denied the opportunity to debate abortion reforms, Diane Abbott points the finger at Cath

The original sex manual
By Antonia Quirke - 25 September 11:22

<strong>The New Joy of Sex</strong>

Alex Comfort and Susan Quilliam

<em>Mitchell Beazley, 288p

Two diagnoses, one conclusion
By Martin Bright - 11 September 10:52

The unions and the Liberal Democrats agree on one thing: new Labour is at the end of the road

By Victoria Brignell - 08 September 17:19

'I dreamt that I saw Iain Duncan Smith riding on an ostrich through Parliament Square. Make of that

Wisdom teeth
By Neil Clark - 04 September 11:11

Can't find an NHS dentist? Don't despair, it may soon be easier than you think. Private dentists, it

Inequality kills
By Peter Wilby - 04 September 11:11

Politicians take heed: social injustice is, literally, deadly

Dem bones, dem bones
By Anonymous - 28 August 10:22

The latest display at the excellent Wellcome Collection is a haunting hotch-potch of skeletons

How ministers ignored the 'time bomb' in the classroom
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Concerns about asbestos in schools were first voiced in the 1960s yet 13,000 schools today still con

Asbestos: The lies that killed
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Asbestos, now banned in the EU, kills up to 4,000 people a year in the UK alone. In this exclusive report, Ed Howker reveals how the industry hid the truth for decades and why the death toll will certainly continue to rise.

The myth of private sector efficiency
By Peter Wilby - 21 August 10:28

When it comes to health and social care, in-house staff still do it better

Vivisection's missing millions
By Wendy Higgins - 14 August 12:15

As many as 150 million animals could be used in laboratory experiments each year around the globe, a

Bending the old rules
By Nicholas Wapshott - 14 August 11:03

Observations on abortion

England's ageing population
By Ivan Lewis - 13 August 17:21

The challenge we face is to decide where responsibility for care and support will lie in the future

Trinny and Susannah fats your lot
By Ben Davies - 13 August 14:39

Thought the freak show was a thing of the past? Well check out the programmes that make the overweig

What is quality of life?
By Martin O'Neill - 12 August 13:05

The challenge of deciding how we should decide who deserves treatment from an NHS of finite resource

Profile: Elizabeth Pisani
By Lucy Knight - 11 August 10:34

Elizabeth Pisani is an epidemiologist, who has spent a decade specialising in HIV/Aids. Lucy Knight

Too soon to celebrate Alzheimer's drug
By Paul Donovan - 07 August 10:21

There is no standard procedure for helping those with dementia; it is largely a case of families fig

By Simon Barnett - 08 July 11:03

Simon Barnett, diagnosed manic depressive in 1981, writes on direct action, Madpride and this year's

Happy birthday NHS
By Jonn Elledge - 04 July 20:12

As Britain's greatest institution celebrates its 60th birthday, Jonn Elledge reports on a health se

What the NHS means to me
By Alan Johnson - 03 July 10:29

As the Health Service turns 60, <em>Alan Johnson</em> says Nye Bevan's vision continues to inspire h

Banning Khat
By Hugh Barnes - 26 June 10:24

An overdue reform of drugs policy or another draconian attack on our civil liberties? Hugh Barnes re

Virtual blues
By Sarah Birke - 26 June 10:24

The online revolution is the most recent step in the development of counselling, an initiative that

Right to strike over low pay
By Dave Prentis - 25 June 12:10

Since 2004 local government workers have had below inflation awards. Their vote in favour of strike

The key is respect
By Ed Miliband - 19 June 11:15

The government needs to change the relationship between state and citizen, writes the Minister for t

Stiff upper lip or let it all out?
By David Alexander - 13 June 11:41

Top trauma psychologist David Alexander reacts to a report suggesting in the wake of 9/11 some peopl

A window-rattling belch
By Julian Clary - 12 June 10:20

Not even a Jaffa Cake and two Nurofen could make me feel better. It was time to call for an ambulanc

Bright ideas will damage Labour's health
By Peter Wilby - 05 June 10:43

Threatening GPs is bad politics

A miracle convention for the disabled?
By Victoria Brignell - 03 June 12:13

Fine words without actions are meaningless but actions usually only come about after fine words have