Dying with dignity
By Michael Irwin - 20 February 12:10

"In the past three years, I have accompanied three terminally-ill individuals from the UK to Switzer

Assisted death 2
By Victoria Brignell - 20 February 10:17

Helping people who are suddenly physically disabled so they avoid despair and learn to adjust and en

Too good for the workers
By Owen Hatherley - 12 February 10:29

Observations on architecture

Waiting for baby
By Annalisa Barbieri - 12 February 10:29

When you're nine months pregnant, everyone thinks they're the first to tell you that you're huge and

Age before beauty
By Ryan Gilbey - 05 February 10:09

A hyper-schmaltzy insight into our obsession with youthful looks

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Can we ever learn to love our bodies?
By Laura Tennant - 05 February 10:09

Thirty years ago Fat Is a Feminist Issue railed against dieting and the media's tormenting stream of

The Future of the NHS podcast
By Staff blogger - 03 February 17:10

Representatives from the three main political parties discuss the next 60 years of the NHS in our sp

Future NHS is a service commitment, not an organisation
By Niall Dickson - 02 February 12:00

There are three timeless questions around which the debate on our healthcare system is likely to be conducted for the next 60 years, as it was for the past 60. How will we pay for it? On what will we spend the money? How do we achieve better value for that money?

A personal history of the NHS
By Kenneth Calman - 02 February 12:00

Kenneth Calman looks back over the past 60 years describing the impact that the NHS has had on him

The great survivor: another 60 years
By Liam Donaldson - 02 February 12:00

Liam Donaldson looks to the horizon and considers some of the issues that may arise for health servi

Old battle lines between public and private are now blurred
By Jennifer Dixon - 02 February 12:00

Last summer, for the 60th anniversary of the NHS, the Nuffield Trust published a book in which key former secretaries of state for health gave their views as to whether the NHS should "rejuvenate or retire". There was considerable consensus on four particular points.

Tackle funding, organisation and priorities head on
By Charles Wolfe and Naomi Fulop - 02 February 12:00

Is there a case for a government-funded health service in the 21st century?

Assisted death
By Victoria Brignell - 30 January 11:21

The tragic death by assisted suicide of a young rugby player who chose to die because he'd been rend

Britain off the couch
By Alyssa McDonald - 29 January 10:35

Observations on therapy

Glad to be grey?
By Robin Blackburn - 22 January 9:58

An increasingly large proportion of the world's population is living longer than ever before. The nu

The puffing president
By Neil Clark - 22 January 9:58

Observations on lighting up

Bringing pensioners in from the cold
By Gordon Lishman - 09 January 13:00

Age Concern Director General, Gordon Lishman, voices unease at the plight of Britain's pensioners in

Books to look out for in 2009
By Ian Irvine and Daniel Trilling - 08 January 9:51

The New Statesman's selection of what's hot in the coming year

Africa's neglected
By Juliane Kippenberg - 16 December 9:46

The plight of children in Kenya who fall prey to HIV/Aids. Human Rights Watch's Juliane Kippenberg r

The drugs do work...
By Siobhan Jones - 15 December 13:12

Your morning coffee helps you wake up, become more alert and gets you through that 8.00am meeting -

An American suicide
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 27 November 9:45

There was no subject about which David Foster Wallace could not write brilliantly, from politics to

First aid for mental illness
By Siobhan Jones - 24 November 14:06

How do you spot when a colleague is suffering from mental health issues? Siobhan Jones suggests 10 s

Why GPs are leaving the NHS
By Jonn Elledge - 18 November 11:56

For the last few years the medical profession have been the main opposition to NHS privatisation - b

A sitting target
By Victoria Brignell - 10 November 15:03

It's estimated that 65 million people worldwide require a wheelchair but more than 20 million of the

'My right to euthanasia'
By Brittany Peats - 05 November 11:44

The British MS-sufferer who went to court to try to ensure her husband wouldn't be prosecuted if he

Understanding the changing face of primary care: Introduction
By Staff blogger - 03 November 11:49

The traditional roles of general practitioners and pharmacists in the UK are changing. Pharmacies are being

The back of Bush
By Poul Nyrup Rasmussen - 03 November 9:40

'With conservatives in the majority in Europe and America, fear and fatalism have dominated. Obama's

Will more choice help us through the maze?
By Joy Persaud - 30 October 12:00

Patients will want to take the path that leads them to the healthcare that they want, at a time when

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