NHS

What is social prescribing?
Elderly people playing bridge
Getting to grips with . . .

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
Why we’re talking about . . .

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
Getting to grips with . . .

Social care: the unanswered questions

How the government's proposals will be implemented and funded remains unclear
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
Getting to grips with . . .

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?
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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
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
An NHS nurse
Today’s big question

Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July
A sign warning people to self-isolate if contacted by NHS Test and Trace
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
23 Jul 2021
How reliable is the Test and Trace app?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How reliable is the Test and Trace app?

The ‘Great Unlocking’ is hit by surging numbers of people forced to self-isolate – including the PM
19 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
Behind the scenes

Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’
Boris Johnson wearing a face mask
Instant Opinion

‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Jul 2021
‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’
Dido Harding
Instant Opinion

‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Jun 2021
‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’
Dominic Cummings
Instant Opinion

‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients
A woman attends a remote GP appointment
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients

Critics say remote consultations must not become the ‘default’
13 May 2021
‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’
State Opening of Parliament 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’
Tony Blair
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‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 May 2021
‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
Instant Opinion

‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Mar 2021
Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff
NHS nurses transport a patient out of surgery.
Behind the scenes

Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nadine Dorries dismisses anger over ‘pitiful’ planned increase by arguing that nurses ‘do their job because they love their job’
5 Mar 2021
The rare post-Covid illness hospitalising 100 children a week
Children wearing face masks.
The latest on . . .

The rare post-Covid illness hospitalising 100 children a week

NHS bosses preparing for feared surge in cases of paediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome
5 Feb 2021
One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December
A Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
The latest on . . .

One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December

New ONS data shows that majority of population are still at risk of infection
19 Jan 2021
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