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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?’
Man running past 'We love NHS' signs
Instant Opinion

‘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

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Why psychosis is on the rise
Women sits in hospital
Fact file

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
Fact file

How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay

Chief medical officer says proposed move could halve hospital admissions among UK children
24 Sep 2021
What is social prescribing?
Elderly people playing bridge
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What is social prescribing?

Help beyond medication may become a lifeline for the NHS in post-pandemic times
15 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?

Vaccines are central to government efforts to avoid further Covid-19 lockdowns
13 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
10 Sep 2021
The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’
An x-ray of lungs
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The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’

Historic breakthrough as Sotorasib found to successfully target ‘death star’ mutation
10 Sep 2021
Social care: the unanswered questions
Boris Johnson
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Social care: the unanswered questions

How the government's proposals will be implemented and funded remains unclear
8 Sep 2021
What the National Insurance rise means for you
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
Fact file

What the National Insurance rise means for you

Workers earning £30,000 a year will hand over at least £250 more following tax hike
8 Sep 2021
Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care
Boris Johnson during visit to Westport Care Home in Stepney Green, east London
Expert’s view

Why Boris Johnson’s plan won’t fix social care

Analysis suggests cash generated by proposed tax hikes will not be enough to tackle both the NHS and wider care crises
8 Sep 2021
Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Will breaking his tax pledge ‘define’ Johnson’s premiership?

Senior Tories warn that plan to fund social care could provoke ‘significant backlash’
7 Sep 2021
‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’
Jane Austen books
Instant Opinion

‘The fight against far-right extremism doesn’t start with classics written in a past society’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Sep 2021
Arguments for and against privatising the NHS
Surgery at an NHS hospital
In Depth

Arguments for and against privatising the NHS

Government accused of ‘stealthily’ selling of healthcare services
3 Sep 2021
‘The winter of discontent should serve as a warning to Boris Johnson’
Waste collectors’ strike in London in 1979
Instant Opinion

‘The winter of discontent should serve as a warning to Boris Johnson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Sep 2021
Inclisiran: anti-cholesterol jab a ‘game-changer’ for heart attacks and strokes
Patient receives injection
Fact file

Inclisiran: anti-cholesterol jab a ‘game-changer’ for heart attacks and strokes

The new drug could save tens of thousands of lives in England and Wales
1 Sep 2021
Arguments for and against ‘opt out’ organ donation
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In Depth

Arguments for and against ‘opt out’ organ donation

Mother of seriously ill patient says system still not working despite change in law
23 Aug 2021
‘Labour’s track record on dealing with racism falls wildly short’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Labour’s track record on dealing with racism falls wildly short’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Aug 2021
Record 5.45m people on NHS waiting lists
Surgery at an NHS hospital
In Brief

Record 5.45m people on NHS waiting lists

Health chief warns that crisis is nearing ‘boiling point’ as backlog grows
13 Aug 2021
Inside scientists’ battle against long Covid
A Covid patient receiving treatment
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Inside scientists’ battle against long Covid

Latest ONS figures suggest almost a million people in UK are living with the debilitating condition
10 Aug 2021
Why codeine deaths have reached a record high
Codeine
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Why codeine deaths have reached a record high

Rise of the ‘dark web’ and demography of addicts may explain surge
4 Aug 2021
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
Behind the scenes

Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data

Ministers could have made ‘very different decisions’ with accurate figures, says scientist
30 Jul 2021
The UK’s coronavirus timeline
Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street
In Depth

The UK’s coronavirus timeline

Worst of the pandemic could be over by September, says leading epidemiologist
30 Jul 2021
How much pressure can the NHS take?
Doctor monitors patient
Today’s big question

How much pressure can the NHS take?

Chiefs say health service is facing the same level of pressure as at the height of the pandemic
27 Jul 2021
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