A culture in the NHS of risk aversion and maintaining
the status quo stops Britain adopting new te
Israel's plan to allow would be-donors to jump the transplant queue is ethically dubious
David Cameron may insist the Tories are now 'the party of the NHS' but their plans would leave the p
The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last bein
Illness leaves me incapable of doing much more than lying in bed all day reading books. Plus ça chan
Isn't there something odd about offering people a "talking therapy" to help them address their problems, but then delivering it in ways that involve no talking at all?
Health care is a principle of enormous importance to a healthy society, and providing health care to all, free at the point of delivery, is enshrined in our National Health Service.
Faced with a gap in funding at the same time as growing
demand, can the NHS survive – let alone pr
How should services in the UK and US change, and what can they learn from each other?
In the run-up to next year’s general election, poverty is back at the heart of political debate. In
The entrepreneur discusses his philanthropy and anti-smoking campaigning
A longer version of this week's NS interview
Don't believe all you read suggesting that quality of life in the UK is rotten
Legalising all drugs would raise billions in revenue
As contenders for the title "good idea" go, making a public speech denouncing government drug policy, when you are an adviser to the government on said policy, is not an obvious front-runner.
“So many of our people live daily with the effects of HIV”
To the dentist. First with my eldest son, who has been complaining of pains that are like toothache, but are not exactly toothache.
The government panicked over the threat of swine flu – and got its response completely wrong
Scotland's reputation as a nation of "bevviers and swalliers", as the justice minister, Kenny MacAskill, put it, is under attack from the SNP.
Walking into the McDonald's on Oxford Street made me feel like Rip Van Winkle
Who are you?
Dr Jacky Davis, consultant radiologist, member of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council, founder member of the Keep Our NHS Public campaign.
Suicide rates rose at shocking speed after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 – and have done with each r
Why do our politicians always use the word "scourge" when they talk about drugs?
The trials and tribulations of an emergency swine flu appointment
Our scientific knowledge will ensure that the swine flu pandemic is no apocalypse.
Viagra can now be bought over the counter at Boots. But hold on – look east and you will find far be
After falling from her horse, the author suffered concussion – and suddenly the world became a place
At my local pub, I am reminded that Britain is becoming
a vast public urinal monitored by cameras