NHS

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…

The ‘Protect the NHS’ message has become dangerously effective

23 April 2020 12:20 am

There was an interesting moment at the government’s daily Covid-19 press briefing a couple of weeks ago. Angela McLean, the…

Faith, hope and charity: how I survived coronavirus

18 April 2020 9:00 am

I write this on Easter Sunday, sitting comfortably at home, recovering from my brush with Covid-19. I was hospitalised for…

How did the virus get past my Obsessive Compulsive Corona Disorder?

18 April 2020 9:00 am

When two members of my family went down with what appears to be Covid-19, I felt concerned. What I hadn’t…

Monkeys, bats and our national trust

11 April 2020 9:00 am

There was always one key flaw in our species. Which is that someone always shags a monkey. I have expressed…

Coronavirus can help us confront the uncomfortable truth about death

30 March 2020 10:13 pm

In recent years, I’ve been thinking about the right way to die, having been with my late wife Sian Busby…

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

28 March 2020 9:00 am

In the past ten days we have seen the greatest expansion of state power in British history. The state has…

On the NHS front line, we’re braced for what’s coming

28 March 2020 9:00 am

The fight against coronavirus has only just begun

Will the NHS drop its trans obsession when peak coronavirus hits?

15 March 2020 12:08 am

As coronavirus sweeps across the country, I am sure people will be reassured to know that the NHS is doing…

My night in A&E left me worried about the NHS’s coronavirus response

7 March 2020 9:00 am

I wish I shared the Prime Minister’s confidence about the ability of the NHS to cope with coronavirus. ‘I have…

An open letter to the friend who dropped me after Question Time

7 March 2020 9:00 am

I’ve put off sending a private email that’s been ready to go for weeks. Then last Sunday, I read Julie…

Is it possible to have a touch of coronavirus?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Nice of the NHS to send an advisory text about coronavirus, because I was wondering. Is it possible to have…

I’ve never seen a film like it: Ordinary Love reviewed

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Ordinary Love stars Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson as a long-married couple whose lives are disrupted when she is diagnosed…

To solve Britain’s social care crisis, follow the Dutch example

12 October 2019 9:00 am

More than a decade ago, four Dutch nurses decided something needed to be done about their country’s care in the…

How many people have swum the Channel?

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Journey’s end Holidaymakers are being flown home after travel company Thomas Cook failed. The idea might have horrified the company’s…

Watching Stephen Fry was like being in the presence of a god

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Stephen Fry lies prone on an empty stage. A red ball rolls in from the wings and bashes him in…

How Boris can make the extra cash for the NHS really count

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It would be daft for someone to offer you £1.8 billion and you turn it down. That sort of money…

I’m a doctor, and tried the new GP app. My experience was terrifying

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Everyone agrees something dramatic has to be done to help the NHS. It is crumbling and the canary in the…