The Doublespeak of the Darzi review

An interim report on the future of the National Health Service is based on a profound misunderstanding of Britain’s current ‘health crisis’.

1 October 2007

In defence of scientific medicine

The government should give medical practitioners the tools to practice evidence-based medicine - and then leave them alone.

Dumbing down doctors

At last, Britain’s shambolic jobs website for young doctors has collapsed. But it was only a symptom of the sickness afflicting medical training.

21 February 2007

Can you trust NHS Direct?

Following a strange incident involving toddlers, Tixylix and a visit from the authorities, one family has its doubts.

Big Pharma: a paper tiger?

From Hollywood to the broadsheets, drugs companies are depicted as evil monsters, convincing healthy people that they're sick. But they didn't create these 'worried well'.

6 January 2006

Choice on the sickbed

New Labour's new Patient Choice initiative suggests it doesn’t know the meaning of the c-word.

15 December 2005

Treating doctors like murder suspects

The trial of Dr Howard Martin shows how the process of dying is becoming a sordid battleground.

21 November 2005

The absurdity of a ‘patient-led’ NHS

What next: a lunatic-led asylum?

11 November 2005

Herceptin: Nanny Hewitt doesn’t know best

Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

19 August 2005

You can’t be too careful, can you?

Check the Tippex is safe, the cleaner isn't a paedophile.... One doctor’s tips on how to win approval from the Health Care Commission.