NHS under pressure as winter crisis looms
It is a ‘perfect storm’; it is a ‘national treasure’. It faces ‘the worst financial crisis in a generation’; it is ‘the closest thing the English have to a religion’. Can the NHS be saved?
Doctors treating us too much, campaign says
Campaigners want patients and doctors to understand the risks of over-diagnosis and over-treatment of illnesses. Do we have unrealistic expectations of the potential of medicine?
Overwhelmed NHS faces huge funding crisis
The NHS has spiralling costs, a £2bn funding shortage, and a third of its hospitals are under threat. One suggestion is to charge £10 for each visit to a GP, but is that really the answer?
Has ‘Dr. Cameron’ got his diagnosis right?
The government is planning a major overhaul of the health service, where hospitals will become more like businesses. But is it the right cure?
The family doctor whose prescription was death
A GP has given an interview defending his decision to speed his elderly patients’ end. He claims he was motivated by compassion. Now he faces possible murder charges.