It is with admiration that we greet the decision by Jeremy Paxman to donate his brain for research into Parkinson’s disease. He will join a distinguished club that includes Lenin, Einstein and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Anatole France.
The former Labour MP and minister responds to a <a href="http://www.newstatesman.com/uk-politics/200
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George Osborne's scapegoating public sector workers for the excesses of his friends in the City is o
We asked Britain’s newspaper and news magazine editors, as well as some senior broadcasters, about t
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Cheryl Gillan MP, on how winning the private members' ballot provided the opportunity to advance aut
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Helping people who are suddenly physically disabled so they avoid despair and learn to adjust and en
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Representatives from the three main political parties discuss the next 60 years of the NHS in our sp
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?
Kenneth Calman looks back over the past 60 years describing the impact that the NHS has had on him
Liam Donaldson looks to the horizon and considers some of the issues that may arise for health servi
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.
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The tragic death by assisted suicide of a young rugby player who chose to die because he'd been rend
An increasingly large proportion of the world's population is living longer than ever before. The nu
Age Concern Director General, Gordon Lishman, voices unease at the plight of Britain's pensioners in
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