‘I’m entitled not to listen to Sage’: an interview with Sajid Javid

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Sajid Javid has big plans for the NHS – if Covid lets him

Boris should keep copying Blair

8 September 2021 10:05 pm

Having written here at least once before that Boris Johnson is the heir to Blair, my first thought on the Prime…

It’s time for NHS GPs to stop hiding behind their telephones

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Nye Bevan famously said that he was only able to persuade family doctors to support the creation of the NHS…

Why shouldn’t we worship the NHS?

14 August 2021 9:00 am

For obvious reasons, stocks in ex-editors of The Spectator are experiencing an all-time low. But my own complaint is with…

Will Covid turn into the common cold?

9 August 2021 7:32 am

Many experts and modellers thought that the 19 July reopening would be a disaster. So far, that has not been…

What the NHS pay rise says about Boris Johnson's priorities

23 July 2021 3:03 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Two days ago, a leaked report revealed that the government was considering using a national insurance…

Can Boris and his ministers agree on the point of the Covid app?

21 July 2021 7:51 am

What is the point of the Covid-19 app? Ministers seem to be as in the dark about the answer to…

Is Boris brave enough to confront the truth about the NHS?

20 July 2021 10:30 pm

If a government does not wish to break a manifesto promise it should punt fewer such ‘promises’ into its manifesto.…

The cold reality facing Sajid Javid

3 July 2021 9:00 am

The most difficult time for a new secretary of state is normally the first three months in the job. An…

Letters: The case for an NHS card

19 June 2021 9:00 am

A new prescription Sir: It is maddening to see the British people being refused face-to-face GP appointments and subjected to…

My medical embarrassments are my business and no one else’s

19 June 2021 9:00 am

While we were looking forward to Freedom Day, the National Health Service was busy planning something extra special to coincide…

Why are GPs still not seeing patients in person?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

The GP won’t see you now

Just how far will the NHS go to get me jabbed up?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

More threatening letters from the NHS demanding I let them jab me up with two Covid vaccinations. Or as the…

Our doctor’s surgery is beginning to look like a Category A penitentiary

17 April 2021 9:00 am

When the time came for the nurse to ring me to take my blood pressure, the phone simply didn’t ring.…

‘Protect the NHS’ is all very well, but when will the NHS protect us?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

After refusing to issue my HRT without a blood pressure test, the GP surgery rang to offer me an appointment.…

Rishi Sunak's real opponent

10 March 2021 2:01 am

Things are starting to get more awkward for Rishi Sunak — something the Chancellor has long been prepared for. He…

The mysteries of ‘long Covid’

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why do some people’s symptoms not go away?

Vaccination offers us a road out of lockdown. Let’s take it

21 February 2021 6:00 pm

As an epidemiologist and doctor who volunteered to return to the frontline in both waves, I have seen first hand…

Why are so many health workers turning down the vaccine?

16 February 2021 12:15 am

On Saturday the government hit its target of administering a first vaccine dose to 15 million of the highest-risk groups…

Tavistock gender clinic whistleblowers have been vindicated

21 January 2021 2:50 am

The Care Quality Commission has released its reports on the gender identity services offered by the Tavistock and Portman 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…