Benedict Cooper is a freelance journalist who covers medical politics and the NHS. He tweets @Ben_JS_Cooper.
Theresa May had a painful election, but in Mansfield her strategy worked.
It seems to be the job of politicians and corporate spin-doctors not to help force change, but to explain why change can’t happen; why this sickening reality must be allowed to prevail; and why the fight against microbial resistance must carry on being hampered by limited access to vaccines.
The government isn’t even pretending to protect whistleblowing doctors.
There's a bigger story than just pay and conditions, warns Benedict Cooper.
Disabled claimants are increasingly vulnerable, with justice more difficult to access, and the need to be reassessed after being declared "fit to work",
A toxic cocktail of under-pressure local authorities and low staffing has the NHS on the brink.
The headlines about "parity of esteem" between mental and physical health remain just that, warns Benedict Cooper.
The indifference of Blairism has paved the way for the triumph of Corbynism, says Benedict Cooper.
Jeremy Hunt is at the centre with another row with the medical profession. What's going on?
Increased paperwork, increased hours, and ever more pressure are forcing GPs out of the NHS - either to the private sector, or abroad.