NHS

Pharmacists shouldn’t be telling customers to lose weight

17 January 2020 12:20

I’ve had a number of embarrassing run-ins with pharmacists. I discovered my daughter had headlice three days into our holiday…

Labour double down on NHS attack lines in election broadcast

9 December 2019 19:05

It’s been a hectic election day for the two main parties. Labour managed to move the conversation to their preferred…

Boris Johnson gives himself a hospital pass as he avoids picture of sick child

9 December 2019 16:05

Is Boris Johnson a robot? I ask this advisedly, given the connotations of that word in the political arena, but…

Boris promises an extra 50,000 nurses – but where’s he going to find them?

24 November 2019 17:41

This election campaign has long since descended into a contest to see who can spray around the largest sums of…

How an NHS crisis could lose the election for Boris Johnson

14 November 2019 14:33

The poor performance of the NHS relative to government targets is turning into a major headache for the PM. The point is…

It’s time to listen to the NHS gender clinic whistleblowers

19 July 2019 12:59

Why are increasing numbers of children designated as transgender? Are the resulting medical interventions safe and justified and in the…

The Spectator Podcast: the latest plot to oust Corbyn

19 July 2019 12:12

When Labour moderates tried to oust Jeremy Corbyn in 2016, their attempt only made him stronger, protected by swathes of…

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…