Leader: Now is Mr Cameron’s chance to halt the NHS sell-off
By Staff blogger - 26 January 10:51

The health service must not be transformed into a market free-for-all.

The NHS is toxic for the Tories and they know it
By Rafael Behr - 25 January 14:19

An increasing number of Conservative MPs are starting to think the unloved health reforms ought some

The pressure rises on Andrew Lansley
By George Eaton - 24 January 10:37

The Health Secretary failed to rebut the charge that his reforms are "a disruption and a distraction

The NS Interview: Julie Makani, tropical medicine researcher
By Alice Gribbin - 19 January 9:46

“Mothers who have lost children now know their lives mattered”

NHS is heading for the "perfect storm"
By Jason Cowley - 19 January 7:52

Hamish Meldrum, head of the BMA, says Andrew Lansley is forcing unworkable, unprecedented “efficienc

Lansley's magic trick with NHS waiting times
By Jonn Elledge - 15 November 13:03

Whatever we may like to tell ourselves, NHS care is rationed by the amount of money we're willing to

Disruption ahead
By Ara Darzi - 14 November 0:00

Ara Darzi says attacking managers is good politics, but not good policy.

Savings on a daunting scale
By John Appleby - 14 November 0:00

John Appleby uncovers the full extent of the health budget cuts.

Andy Burnman
The Politics Interview - Andy Burnham
By Rafael Behr - 14 November 0:00

Yes, the Lansley plans are unpopular. But what would Labour do differently? Rafael Behr meets Andy Burnham.

The NS Interview: Clare Gerada, physician
By Sophie Elmhirst - 14 November 0:00

“This reform is so large you can see it from outer space”

Leader: Mr Cameron, these NHS reforms are a mess that no one can defend
By Staff blogger - 10 November 15:02

Cameron says that this is not the "privatisation" of the health service. There is no better word.

This is why no-one trusts you, doctor tells Lansley
By Samira Shackle - 14 October 16:14

Dr Phil Hammond hammers the Health Secretary on <em>Question Time</em>.

The NS Interview: Robert Winston, doctor and Labour peer
By Sophie Elmhirst - 07 July 12:44

“It’s difficult to be a doctor and a genuine right-winger”

Hunger management
By Raj Patel - 27 June 1:00

Experts predict that there will be ten billion of us by 2100. Feeding the world could be the politic

If the world was run by doctors
By Richard Curtis - 22 June 12:22

Politicians work together to tackle political crises, so why not medical emergencies? Malaria can an

Dignity in life, dignity in death
By Laurie Penny - 16 June 12:14

Theological dogma should not dictate policy when it comes to assisted suicide.

Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
By Henrietta Hitchcock - 16 June 11:57

The sharply divided fallout from the author's provocative programme on euthanasia.

A Suitable Case for Treatment: the NHS and Reform
By Nick Seddon - 02 June 12:04

There are few jobs tougher than being a minister in the Department of Health. The brief involves running one of the largest organisations on the planet and being held personally responsible when anything goes wrong anywhere.

The truth is that Lansley’s NHS plan doesn’t go far enough
By Alice Miles - 12 May 13:28

There was a dismal quality to the opposition day debate over NHS reform on 9 May, from the moment John Healey stood up to question the "unprecedented pause" in the bill - an oddly impotent phrase - to the attacks on the Lib De

Secret doctors' courts move a "disaster" for patients
By Andrew Pugh - 20 April 16:47

The Society of Editors and the Newspaper Society have attacked the GMC plans.

Health check
By George Eaton - 20 April 13:50

George Osborne's decision to ring-fence the £105.9bn National Health Service budget has attracted criticism from figures as diverse as the Tory ex-chancellor Nigel Lawson and the former Labour health secretary Andy Burnham.

A sad truth about “happy pills”
By Laurie Penny - 18 April 14:53

Governments have long been reluctant to draw attention to the links between mental health and socio-economic factors.

Ten-year gay blood ban is unjustified
By Peter Tatchell - 12 April 18:00

A change of policy to include the HIV virus test alongside the antibody test would be safer, smarter

The shame is all theirs
By Laurie Penny - 03 April 10:51

Nadine Dorries and Frank Field's proposal for pre-abortion counselling is scientifically unsound and morally untenable.

A taxing question for the NHS
By Chris Smith - 17 March 15:41

There is serious trouble ahead if the Conservatives enact their planned reforms of Britain’s health

The NHS is Britain’s beating heart – don’t let it flatline
By Phil Whitaker - 03 March 8:33

After 30 years of meddling with the NHS, are we now at risk of destroying our most precious public s

The BMA should oppose the health reforms
By Victoria Mitchell - 01 March 13:06

It is time for a change in stance and a united medical profession.

The placebo effect could kill you
By Michael Brooks - 24 February 19:02

How's this for a dilemma: you are running a clinical trial and two of your patients have died in circumstances that suggest suicide.

Tinker at your peril: we love the NHS more than any government
By Alice Miles - 10 February 15:25

Many provisions in the English NHS reform plan will tilt the system in favour of private-sector prov

Good news and bad news in the flu furore
By Dominic Ponsford - 21 January 10:39

The worst of the outbreak may be over, but there are still no plans for a comprehensive vaccination

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