doctors

Do you really need to see the GP in person?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Only later, perhaps even a decade later, as the pandemic of 2020-22 shrinks in our rear-view mirror, may we be…

Can doctors be 'neutral' on assisted dying?

16 September 2021 1:05 am

The British Medical Association (BMA) has dropped its opposition to assisted dying after a landmark vote. In doing so, it…

Letters: In defence of GPs

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Out of practice Sir: GPs are not ‘hiding behind their telephones’ (Leading article, 4 September). In-person appointments are the core…

Has it really got harder to see a GP in person?

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Floating vote Voters in St Petersburg were presented with three candidates all calling themselves Boris Vishnevsky, with two believed to…

It’s time for NHS GPs to stop hiding behind their telephones

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Nye Bevan famously said that he was only able to persuade family doctors to support the creation of the NHS…

Pet project: how many dogs and cats are there in Britain?

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Escape velocity The evacuation of Afghanistan was likened to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. What were the…

Why are GPs still not seeing patients in person?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

The GP won’t see you now

doctors

The hypocritical oath

6 October 2020 9:28 am

‘Please tell me you’re Republicans,’ President Ronald Reagan joked with his doctors as he headed into surgery after an assassination…

I’m a doctor, and tried the new GP app. My experience was terrifying

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Everyone agrees something dramatic has to be done to help the NHS. It is crumbling and the canary in the…

Is your doctor faking it?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Last October, Phil Coleman, a journalist on the Carlisle-based News & Star, went to cover the trial of Zholia Alemi,…

What the NHS does now, Babylon did first

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Financial constraints combined with a shortage of staff have brought the NHS to a situation so desperate that it is…

From a war-zone A&E to hellhole wards, my dispiriting week in an NHS hospital

27 January 2018 9:00 am

I am in a good position to report from the NHS frontline, having been in hospital with pneumonia for just…

Doctor of humility

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Henry Marsh’s book Do No Harm (2014) was that rare thing — a neurosurgeon showing his fallibility in public and…

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

A timely reminder of what junior doctors actually do – and it's not pleasant

16 April 2016 9:00 am

All this week Radio Five Live has been giving us an insight into what it is like not just to…

Any deal with the junior doctors should cut both ways

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago, paramedics were on the brink of industrial action. They had legitimate grievances. Ambulance services were being…

Portrait of the week: English lessons, civil partnerships, the price of oil

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that Muslim women must learn English, and that those who had entered on…

My surreal Christmas in hospital with a dangerously ill child

12 December 2015 9:00 am

My surreal Christmas in hospital with a dangerously ill child

Letters: Why politicians should leave doctors’ pay and hours alone

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The NHS and politicians Sir: The NHS is indeed in need of fundamental reform, but Max Pemberton’s excellent article (‘The…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

The weird truth about the word ‘normal’

10 October 2015 9:00 am

‘Is Nicky Morgan too “normal” to be the next prime minister?’ asked someone in the Daily Telegraph. That would make…

Letters: In defence of Italy, and the rise and fall of the military moustache

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Italy’s to-do list Sir: You would expect a long letter of rebuttal by a piqued senior diplomat in response to…

The BMA’s bizarre jihad against e-cigarettes

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What strategy should we adopt to cope with the British Medical Association? Its members kill more people each year than…

Letters: GPs reply to J. Merion Thomas

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Some doctors write Sir: Professor Meirion Thomas (‘Dangerous medicine’, 17 August) may be an excellent surgeon but he is uninformed…