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.

27 September 2004

The sickness at the heart of modern healthcare

Two new books take the temperature of the NHS.

7 July 2004

Power to the patients?

The government's plans for patient-centred healthcare are going in the wrong direction.

23 June 2004

Shopping in the NHS

Promising patients the choice between St Thomas' or Barts does not amount to a political debate over healthcare.

16 June 2004

Sick notes

The UK government's demand that patients should read doctors’ correspondence with each other will end in tears.

Signing away the NHS

Doctor-patient contracts replace treatment and trust with surveillance and suspicion.