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Jeremy Hunt: will he run for Tory leadership again?
Jeremy Hunt
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Jeremy Hunt: will he run for Tory leadership again?

Former health secretary said he ‘doesn’t rule out a return in the future’
16 May 2022
Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella
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Podcasts

Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella

Should people who work from home earn 20% less? Is Taiwan at risk of a Chinese invasion? And what does the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest pro…
6 May 2022
Arguments for and against calorie-count menus
Customers dining at a cafe
Pros and cons

Arguments for and against calorie-count menus

Restaurants and cafes face controversial new rules for their menus
4 May 2022
Liberal democracy, medical sexism and football integrity
New Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob
Podcasts

Liberal democracy, medical sexism and football integrity

What does an election in Slovenia tell us about populism in Europe? Why is the government appointing a HRT tsar? And is it too late to save the nation…
29 Apr 2022
Schools, births and children’s appetites
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 30: Pupils at Putney Park School sit down for their lunch on September 30, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Podcasts

Schools, births and children’s appetites

Do private schools make pupils happier? Is the NHS still failing British mothers? And when do we learn to be carnivores?
15 Apr 2022
The UK’s ‘emergency’ cancer battle
Woman undergoes mammogram
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The UK’s ‘emergency’ cancer battle

Study finds Britain is ‘among worst in the world’ at detecting disease early
7 Apr 2022
What the National Insurance increase means
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
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What the National Insurance increase means

Government defends controversial hit to pay packets
6 Apr 2022

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‘Most maternity care failings haven’t been exposed yet’
New born baby on maternity ward
Instant Opinion

‘Most maternity care failings haven’t been exposed yet’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
4 Apr 2022
Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?
Bruce Willis
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Bruce Willis retires: what is aphasia?

Film star ‘stepping away’ from acting due to brain condition that affects ability to communicate
31 Mar 2022
How the UK’s biggest maternity scandal unfolded
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sign
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How the UK’s biggest maternity scandal unfolded

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust had a ‘dysfunctional culture’ that led to deaths of babies
30 Mar 2022
‘False narratives about how the NHS is coping are damaging’
Doctors treat patient in hospital wearing PPE
Instant Opinion

‘False narratives about how the NHS is coping are damaging’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Mar 2022
The UK’s Covid timeline: key dates in the pandemic
Boris Johnson addresses the nation on 23 March 2020
In Depth

The UK’s Covid timeline: key dates in the pandemic

Two years have passed since the country was plunged into lockdown
23 Mar 2022
‘A dangerous amendment to the Health and Care Bill must be defeated’
Hospital staff and patient
Instant Opinion

‘A dangerous amendment to the Health and Care Bill must be defeated’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
15 Mar 2022
Pros and cons of privatising the NHS
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Pros and cons

Pros and cons of privatising the NHS

Long-running debate ‘rears its head’ whenever new legislation’s proposed or there’s an election
10 Mar 2022
This Is Going to Hurt reviews: can TV series follow the book’s success?
Ben Whishaw stars in the new BBC show
In Review

This Is Going to Hurt reviews: can TV series follow the book’s success?

BBC show adapts the hit memoir of junior doctor Adam Kay
8 Feb 2022
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January
Ambulance staff unload a patient at St Thomas' Hospital, London
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Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 Jan 2022
The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases
Ambulances outside Royal London Hospital
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The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases

Health bosses have already been forced to cancel non-urgent operations in some hospitals
6 Jan 2022
Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in Buckinghamshire
Behind the scenes

Will an NHS ‘crisis’ trigger new Covid-19 restrictions?

Healthcare trusts declare ‘critical incident’ as Boris Johnson warns of pressure on medical services
4 Jan 2022
How to volunteer with the NHS booster vaccine campaign
A vaccinator jabs a member of the public
In Brief

How to volunteer with the NHS booster vaccine campaign

Thousands of voluntary and paid roles to be filled as jab target raised
16 Dec 2021
‘The NHS will need huge amounts of understanding by patients’
The queue for booster jabs at St Thomas’ Hospital, London
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‘The NHS will need huge amounts of understanding by patients’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
14 Dec 2021
Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?
Anti-privatisation of the NHS protest
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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?

Controversial proposals have been branded the ‘NHS privatisation bill’ by Unite union
25 Nov 2021
Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe
Ambulance outside hospital
In Depth

Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe

Almost 9,300 more people than usual have died from conditions unrelated to coronavirus since July
17 Nov 2021
The VP, GPs and refugees
US Vice President Kamala Harris
Podcast

The VP, GPs and refugees

Why are Kamala Harris' approval ratings in freefall? Should the government be able to tell doctors where to work? And why have bananas got Syrian refu…
12 Nov 2021
Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill
Covid pill capsules
In Depth

Molnupiravir: everything you need to know about the new Covid pill

UK approves ‘game-changer’ medication for at-risk patients to take at home
4 Nov 2021
NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’
Rishi Sunak on budget day
In Brief

NHS funding: ‘welcome and badly needed’ or a ‘hefty sacrifice’

Twenty years ago, the NHS accounted for 27% of all day-to-day public service spending. Today, that figure is closer to 40%
28 Oct 2021
The biggest problems with Test and Trace
Baroness Harding and Matt Hancock at Downing STreet
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The biggest problems with Test and Trace

MPs say programme has been expensive flop that ‘failed’ to stop the spread
27 Oct 2021
‘Protect the NHS is Boris Johnson’s war cry. But protect it from whom?’
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‘Protect the NHS is Boris Johnson’s war cry. But protect it from whom?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Oct 2021
Why psychosis is on the rise
Women sits in hospital
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Why psychosis is on the rise

Latest data provides ‘concrete evidence’ of impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
18 Oct 2021
‘The UK has become culturally work-shy’
Waiter working in a London cafe
Instant Opinion

‘The UK has become culturally work-shy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
15 Oct 2021
Former nurse says NHS made her ‘fart against her will’
A nurse
Tall Tales

Former nurse says NHS made her ‘fart against her will’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Oct 2021
‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’
A GP holds a stethoscope
Instant Opinion

‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Oct 2021
Where have all the doctors and nurses gone?
GP sits at desk in surgery
In Depth

Where have all the doctors and nurses gone?

Health sector seeing a ‘breakdown’ in relationship between patients and medical professionals
12 Oct 2021
Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?
Boris Johnson in December 2019
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Are the Tories really ‘Getting on with the job’?

Many pledges are on track despite the pandemic - but a few big ones have been broken
7 Oct 2021
How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay
Water running out of a tap
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How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay

Chief medical officer says proposed move could halve hospital admissions among UK children
24 Sep 2021
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