How kindness became big business

13 August 2022 9:00 am

In those moments when I most fear that the West is on the skids, I find it helps to make…

Letters: The Tavistock is a national health scandal

13 August 2022 9:00 am

The race isn’t run Sir: Bravo Fiona Unwin (‘Rooting for Rishi’, 6 August) for the best piece I have read…

Portrait of the week: Energy bills up, NHS waiting lists down and hosepipes off

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Home Energy bills will be £4,266 for a typical household by January, according to the consultancy Cornwall Insight, which had…

Good riddance to the Tavistock

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Most push notifications that pop up on my tablet concern impending catastrophe. But last week, one newsflash made my day.…

The small NHS failings that let down patients like my mother

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down patients in small, crucial ways

Why the Tavistock clinic had to be shut down

29 July 2022 12:15 am

There are many reasons why what is sometimes crudely called ‘the trans issue’ is important. One is the political failure…

Letters: What William Blake meant

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Procurement profligacy Sir: In response to Susan Hill’s query ‘Who allows the profligacy in NHS hospital procurement to continue?’ (‘Best…

Medical emergency: general practice is broken

4 June 2022 9:00 am

General practice is broken

The endless tiny errors of the NHS

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I wrote recently elsewhere about Jeremy Hunt’s good new book examining unnecessary deaths in the NHS. Someone should write a…

How hard is it to see an NHS dentist?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Biergate Sir Keir Starmer was facing the scandal of ‘beergate’. Biergate is a lane in the Lincolnshire village of Grainthorpe.…

What happened to Tory radicalism?

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Whatever advantages money may have brought Rishi Sunak as he rose to become Chancellor of the Exchequer, his wealth has…

Are we falling out of love with the NHS?

30 March 2022 9:20 pm

Clap for carers now feels like ancient history. Public satisfaction with the NHS is at its lowest since 1997, according…

The cancer care timebomb that desperately needs to be fixed

13 March 2022 7:00 pm

As many as 100,000 patients had a cancer that was missed, or had their diagnoses or treatments delayed during the…

The surreal purgatory of A&E

12 March 2022 9:00 am

‘This is my father, and his pronoun is he,’ said the builder boyfriend, checking his dad into Accident and Emergency.…

The problem with the UK's transgender clinic

12 March 2022 2:30 am

This is not a good time to be a girl. Research from Steer Education last month showed that far too…

Letters: In defence of the police

19 February 2022 9:00 am

A health-care disaster Sir: Kate Andrews’s piece on who really controls the NHS (‘Waiting game’, 12 February) gives us a…

Portrait of the week: Queen Camilla, a cabinet rejig and NHS waiting list warning

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Home In a message for the 70th anniversary of her accession, the Queen said it was her sincere wish that…

Revealed: how the NHS waiting list will hit 9.2 million

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Who really controls the NHS?

Downing Street’s growing problem

5 February 2022 9:00 am

In answers to questions following his statement in the Commons on Monday, Boris Johnson let drop an interesting statistic. He…

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Why should I be sacked for refusing the Covid vaccine?

When did the anti-vaxx movement begin?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

No vax There is nothing new about the anti-vax crowds supporting Novak Djokovic. Organised protest in Britain began with the…

Masks in schools: how convincing is the government's evidence?

8 January 2022 6:00 pm

Why has the government changed its mind and asked children to wear masks in school? When Plan B was announced…

Boris Johnson rejects lockdown (again)

5 January 2022 5:27 am

Boris Johnson latest Covid press conference was slightly confusing. The Prime Minister spent nearly an hour saying nothing particularly new.…

How to cure what ails the NHS

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Wrong cure Sir: In referring to the UK as the highest-spending European nation in healthcare proportionate to GDP (‘Hospital pass’,…

Punishing the unvaccinated threatens everyone's liberty

9 December 2021 6:00 pm

How should we treat the unvaccinated? Should we stop them from participating in normal life? Castigate them in the media?…