Look into my eyes, you will see/ What you mean to me . . .
By Nicholas Lezard - 12 June 12:24

“A big day tomorrow,” I say to the Beloved as we stir our cocoa and retire to bed. As she well knows that I have to do a week’s work in two days in order to deliver a manuscript in time, she is somewhat surprised when I add, by way of explanation, “Eye test.”

Money and medicine
Race, money and medicine
By Michael Brooks - 16 May 14:46

Setting research priorities fairly is a complex task.

The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
By George Chesterton - 16 May 10:55

Attempts to denigrate these public institutions must be resisted

The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
The value of the NHS and the BBC is immeasurable
By George Chesterton - 16 May 10:51

Without these organisations, Britain would be more divided, violent and parochial.

Info chief blasts Govt over veto on release of NHS report
Info chief blasts Govt over veto on release of NHS report
By Press Gazette - 16 May 10:24

Decision to veto the released of the NHS risk register draws criticism

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
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

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”

Disruption ahead
By Ara Darzi - 14 November 0:00

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

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: Laurie Penny on euthanasia
By Laurie Penny - 16 June 12:14

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