The world's first sutureless heart valve.
When chaos can kill
By Michael Brooks - 03 May 10:39

What causes sudden cardiac arrest?

Chris Morris, mexxy, Brass Eye
Legal high "mexxy" banned
By Samira Shackle - 28 March 11:48

Let's remember Brass Eye.

Killing me sweetly
By Michael Brooks - 15 March 10:51

Jamaica would quite like an apology for the enslavement of the tens of thousands of Africans brought to the island to work on British-owned sugar plantations.

A radical vision for NHS reform
By Alan Milburn - 23 February 8:04

The era of big public spending is over. The implications for what the state does and how it does it

New Statesman
Health
By Sophie Elmhirst - 20 February 0:00

Word games.

Does minimum pricing work?
By Samira Shackle - 15 February 12:56

The PM will indicate support for the measure to reduce problem drinking. But does it make sense?

ConservativeHome calls for health bill to be scrapped
By Samira Shackle - 10 February 9:26

Three Tory cabinet ministers "almost instructed" influential website to come out against NHS reform.

Lansley fights another day as Cameron backs NHS reform
By Samira Shackle - 08 February 9:39

The PM moves to squash speculation about the Health Secretary's future as the Lords prepare to debat

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

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”

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.

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.

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