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Letters: The case for legalising cannabis

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Paying the price Sir: Lionel Shriver’s piece about university standards rang true to me (‘University is supposed to be hard’,…

Why can’t I give blood?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

I read about the national shortage of blood last week with a feeling of gloomy inevitability. The brains of the…

Has the pandemic made us appreciate nature more?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Out to grass If Liz Truss is forced out of office (and doesn’t also resign her parliamentary seat as Tony…

Liz Truss can’t ignore the issue of NHS reform

10 September 2022 9:00 am

It’s hard to think of any Prime Minister who has entered office surrounded by such low expectations. Liz Truss was…

It’s time for some home truths, Rishi

3 September 2022 9:00 am

I wonder how many people in the country are bitterly disappointed that Liz Truss pulled out of her exciting one-to-one…

We still love our failing NHS

29 August 2022 8:00 pm

A new poll about the NHS, the Sunday Times tells us, has discovered ‘a decline in support’ for the National…

Letters: How to reform the GMC

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Overhaul the GMC Sir: Max Pemberton’s cogent criticism of the GMC (‘Unfit for purpose’, 20 August). is one of the…

A four-way race between poet, actor, video artist and sound engineer: Edinburgh Festival's Burn reviewed

20 August 2022 9:00 am

In a new hour-long monologue, Burn, Alan Cumming examines the life and work of Robert Burns. The biographical material is…

Finally, some justice for the infected blood scandal's victims

17 August 2022 9:34 pm

Why has the greatest patient scandal in the history of the NHS rumbled on for so long before its victims…

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…