Matthew Taylor

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Did the Tories come up with the idea of the NHS first?

In outlining his 25-year vision for the NHS, the secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt, has been at pains to highlight the important part played …

Labour values, the NHS and me – Marcus Chown

<b>Popular science author Marcus Chown has been a victim of the Labour purge. Here’s his response.</b><p>It is 5 days since I received an e-mail from the …

Labour Party

Fed up with NHS waiting times? It’s even worse in the US

I have a lot of information about my primary care physician (GP to British readers). Because the private insurance company publishes it, I’m aware of what university she attended, what degrees she has and I even know her hobbies. But we’ve never actually met.<p>There have been many trips to see the …

Physiology

The Secret Doctor: people would use the NHS less if they knew the true price tags

I first learned about the value of equipment in my early years at A&E. A woman had a laceration to her hand and I was happily stitching away and moving on to the second pack of kit. A male nurse from Nigeria obligingly brought me what I needed but he politely commented on my liberal use. “Back home …

Physiology

60 fat cat NHS hospital bosses whose salary was more than the Prime Minister

Scandal of the 60 fat cat NHS hospital bosses who took home more than the Prime Minister last year - despite many trusts plunging into financial …

NHS budget cuts hit private medical provider Spire Healthcare

Shares in the independent hospitals group plummet as cost-cutting in the NHS weighs on second-half performance<p>Spire Healthcare says Government plans to tackle the multi-billion pound black hole in the NHS budget will dampen its full-year earnings.<p>The private healthcare provider, which runs 39 …

Medical Technology

Towards the Privatization of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS)? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>NHS For Sale: Myths, Lies and Deception by Tamasin Cave, Jacky Davis, Paul Evans, John Lister, Martin McKee, Harry Smith, and David Wrigley (Merlin</i> …

Spire Healthcare drops 13% as it warns on NHS

<b>Spire Healthcare</b>, the independent hospital group, has slumped 13% after it warned of a slowdown in business for the National Health Service and cut growth forecasts.<p>The company said the suspension of penalties for lengthening waiting lists at the NHS - announced earlier this month - meant there was …

Radiation Therapy

NHS Health Warning Poster (1978)

In 1978 the Notional Health Service was struggling to cope with its lack of funds. Overspending was unavoidable and the threat of closure was ever …

As a doctor I've been offered a job outside the NHS

<b>Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your</b> …

Employment

Which medical tests are worth doing?

<b>There are lots of medical screening tests available and screening is big business, but which of these tests are really useful and what are the drawbacks? Michael Mosley decided to find out by looking at the evidence and trying a whole battery of them.</b><p>I began with heart disease, as it is the largest …

NHS 'should use more technology to aid patients'

Most people think the NHS should be using more technology to increase efficiency and benefit patients.<p>But a survey found that many are also unaware …

Foreigners claiming NHS healthcare in home states funded by UK taxpayers – investigation

Lax legislation allows foreigners who have never paid taxes in Britain to access medical care in their own countries at the expense of the National Health Service (NHS), an investigation has found.<p>The Daily Mail investigation, which was published on Monday, revealed that foreign nationals who claim …

Are foreigners really gaming the NHS to pay for their medical treatment abroad?

Monday’s Daily Mail splashed on the revelation that foreigners were charging the NHS for care in their own country.<p><b>Is that true?</b><p>The newspaper claims the NHS is handing out 5 million European health insurance cards (Ehics) per year. It also seems to imply that Ehics are intended for Britons.<p>MP Sarah …

Physiology

EHICs set for review after claims foreigners are 'charging NHS for treatments in their own countries'

As part of the the investigation, a Hungarian journalist was able to obtain a health card after being in the country for one day.<p>This was despite the …

Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?

Source: flickr<p>1. Pick a gaff to live in...<p>flickr<p>flickr<p>wiki<p>wiki<p>2. Choose your favourite Irish historical figure...<p>wiki<p>Brian Boru<p>wiki<p>Oscar …