NHS

Hancock given hard time over sugar tax and social care

9 July 2019 17:15

On the subject of MPs who hope Boris Johnson might give them a job, Matt Hancock was before the Health…

Does the UK really have medical marijuana?

23 May 2019 15:22

Has the UK really legalised medical cannabis? That was certainly how it was reported last winter when Sajid Javid, the Home…

It’s time for the NHS to take care of British junior doctors

24 March 2019 7:00

For years, Britain has been failing to train enough doctors and has been importing them instead. This has been a…

The Spectator Podcast: is Brexit a national humiliation?

22 March 2019 18:19

This week opened with the cautious optimism of a third meaningful vote passing, and ends, as our cover depicts, with…

The NHS 10-year plan is a metaphor for Theresa May’s government

7 January 2019 11:10

Today’s NHS 10-year plan is the health service’s response to the £20.5 billion funding boost announced by ministers last year.…

Sunday Shows Roundup: Theresa May – Meaningful Brexit vote will ‘definitely’ be in January

6 January 2019 16:05

As MPs prepare to return to Westminster following the Christmas recess, the Prime Minister has given her first TV interview…

Theresa May kicks can down the road on key domestic reforms

19 December 2018 14:33

Parliament rises for Christmas recess tomorrow – unless the various grinches arguing it should carry on sitting so it can…

Will a ‘zero tolerance’ approach stop attacks on NHS staff?

3 November 2018 8:22

Obviously it is wrong to attack NHS staff. But does the government’s new ‘zero tolerance’ policy consider why such attacks…

Hancock’s holding line sums up the Tory party’s policy problem

2 October 2018 16:12

So much of this Conservative conference has felt like a holding line from the party leadership, as though having the…

Hancock’s health hour

24 July 2018 13:04

Matt Hancock has been ambitious for a big Cabinet job for a good while. He’s finally got it, and today…

The trouble with social prescribing for mental illness

23 July 2018 14:55

It’s a measure of how much the debate around mental health has changed that Matt Hancock’s latest announcement on social…

Is 70 years of the NHS really something to celebrate?

5 July 2018 13:11

Seventy years ago, when the National Health Service was founded, the UK established the principle of universal access to healthcare.…

Why Whitehall is failing to solve the social care crisis

2 July 2018 19:23

The government’s cash boost for the NHS isn’t going to solve its problems. That’s the verdict of pretty much every…

Sunday shows round-up: NHS preparing for a no deal Brexit

1 July 2018 17:20

Simon Stevens: the NHS is making ‘significant preparations’ for no deal Brexit This morning Andrew Marr sat down for an…

Jeremy Hunt tells Tories that a ‘low taxes at all costs’ party would lose the next election

28 June 2018 21:23

In conversation with Andrew Neil at a Spectator event this evening, Jeremy Hunt defended the principle of increasing taxes to…

What is Jeremy Hunt up to?

25 June 2018 15:39

‘What you can see is someone who has the instincts of a Brexiteer, but the cautious pragmatism of a Remainer,…

Treasury X Factor: Tory MPs belatedly summoned to find the money for NHS pledge

21 June 2018 14:55

How do you find the money to pay for a £20bn NHS funding pledge? Usually such discussions – and eventual…

Why are NHS funding critics silent on Quantitative Easing?

19 June 2018 13:37

After the prime minister’s announcement that the NHS would be given a large boost in funding only partly paid for…

The ‘Brexit dividend’ for the NHS is Theresa May’s new Magic Money Tree

17 June 2018 10:19

So the Tories have, as The Spectator predicted last month, announced an extra £384 million a week for the National…

The NHS bus pledge could have a sting in the tail for the Tories

15 June 2018 11:14

Today’s newspapers have managed to catch up with our cover story from last month: Theresa May has agreed to a…