NHS

How the NHS has coped with the second wave

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Across Europe, hospitals have been filling up again with the second wave of coronavirus. France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and the…

Letters: Why lockdown II was necessary

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Cancelled procedures Sir: Your leader (‘A lockdown too far’, 7 November) suggests that the Prime Minister should have shown ‘leadership’…

Who came up with ‘lockdown’?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The start of lockdown The earliest known use of ‘lockdown’ in its current sense was in a 1973 story in…

There is no Santa Claus, Sir Patrick

7 November 2020 9:00 am

It seems, then, that this latest lockdown has been instigated simply to protect two very questionable institutions — the National…

Instead of lockdown, let's create a National Shielding Service

1 November 2020 9:32 pm

So what would you do? That was the question that cropped up on my Twitter timeline after I’d sent out…

The generosity of French doctors

24 October 2020 9:00 am

My last NHS scan showed a shadow on a rib. The scan report couldn’t decide between a new cancer metastasis…

How much does it cost to save lives from Covid?

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Why has much more been spent on saving lives from Covid than other conditions?

The memo Dominic Cummings never sent

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s something about Dominic Cummings I will always like, and perhaps partly it’s the danger. I hardly know him well…

Was the maskless man in my carriage dying of Covid?

12 September 2020 9:00 am

A man without a mask appeared to be dying of Covid, or something quite like it, on the London to…

Trust the NHS to take the worst elements of the private sector

29 August 2020 9:00 am

After driving around the hospital grounds in concentric circles until I was surely down a wormhole, I found the scanning…

My ‘virus’ turned out to be arthritis

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘Hallo! You was callin’ us about appoint…MENT!’ said the lady at the scanning unit of my local hospital in broken…

James Graham's small new drama is exquisite: BBC Four's Unprecedented reviewed

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Let’s face it. Theatre via the internet is barely theatre. It takes a huge amount of creativity and inventiveness to…

Are whistleblowers being silenced at the NHS gender clinic?

9 July 2020 2:24 am

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust carries out some of the most…

Political pandering won’t prevent Covid deaths

27 June 2020 9:00 am

When the media have gone large on the conclusions of an overpoweringly tedious report, one of the biggest favours a…

How Britain lost the war against coronavirus

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The art of corona warfare

My organ donation opt-out hell

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Opting out of organ donation was one of the hardest things I’ve done in a while. I don’t mean the…

Letters: What Hong Kong really needs from Britain

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Hong Kong’s future Sir: So we have a moral duty to protect the people of Hong Kong and guide them…

Has Covid-19 evolved to become less deadly?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Covid deaths Has Covid-19 evolved to become less deadly? — Global infections reached a new peak on 29 May, with…

The NHS has quietly changed its trans guidance to reflect reality

4 June 2020 5:44 pm

Imagine you have a child who says they believe they were born in the wrong body, describing what amounts to…

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

The Romans showed how quickly hospitals can be built

16 May 2020 9:00 am

The speed with which ‘model’ Nightingale hospitals have been designed and erected across the UK reminds one of the experts…

Track and trace should not be our only exit strategy

9 May 2020 9:00 am

The concept of the state tracking our every movement is anathema to this magazine and, we assume, to its liberal…

The NHS has been protected – care homes have not

2 May 2020 9:00 am

As the NHS was preparing for the Covid onslaught, thousands of hospital patients were discharged to care homes in an…

Portrait of the week: The Queen turns 94, Captain Tom raises £27m and Harry and Meghan block newspapers

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Home The number of people with the coronavirus disease Covid-19 who had died in hospitals by the beginning of the…

The difficult balance of public vs political agony

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Fear is the politician’s friend. When terror grips the public, an opportunity arises for those in power to step forward…