The cash-strapped NHS is facing concerns that it can ill-afford structural upheaval while facing increased demand, funding shortfalls and industrial action by doctors

Democracy undermined by populist politics

Proper decision-making is through representatives who will trouble to evaluate the relevant facts


Time for a serious debate about co-payment and the NHS
Reforms must reward compassion, and punish its absence

NHS overspending hits record £2.45bn

Deficit £461m higher than planned and 65% of health providers in red

Junior doctors warn of fragile peace

Details yet to be worked out as critics brand deal a ‘sellout’

Eurosceptics plot Queen’s Speech defeat

More than 25 rightwingers to form unlikely alliance with Corbyn

Jeremy Hunt, health secretary

Nobody’s a winner in the doctors’ strike

The health secretary and the union have both been damaged in the pay dispute, writes James Blitz

Hunt acclaims junior doctors deal

Minister says cost of weekend work will be cut by a third

NHS report calls for more flexible workers

Nuffield Trust sees wider role for nurses and paramedics

Infographic: A tale of two healthcare systems

The most common causes of death in the US and UK

A tale of two healthcare systems

Chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis pose different challenges in the US and UK

What does TTIP mean for the NHS?

EU negotiators insist the health service will be protected

Welsh hospital adopts F1 pit stop tactics

Williams team asked to refine emergency procedures

Medical clinics face huge backdated bills

GP practices hit with invoices for cleaning and services

Care UK becomes main jail healthcare group

Number of NHS workers moved to private sector has accelerated

BMA’s return to talks raises hopes of deal

Discussions begin as doctors’ dispute is paused for five days

NHS junior doctor contract on ‘pause’

Government agrees to breathing space for BMA negotiations

NHS funding plans are ‘fantasy’, says BMA

Union chief rejects idea that health service can close £22bn gap

Canadian pharma raises NHS eye drug price 14-fold

Concordia strategy triggers fears over price gouging

Doctors’ strike explained in one chart

What the junior doctors want and what the government is offering

Strong turnout for junior doctors’ strike

First all-out industrial action set to resume as dispute intensifies

Big projects worthless if they don’t work

Britain’s plans have succumbed to a love of the grandiose

Doctors take path well trodden in Europe

Strikes from Germany to Estonia cost key staff but cut mortality rates

Prime minister criticises NHS strikes

Public support for junior doctors despite A&E care withdrawal

Drug prices: Tweaking the formula

UK regulators are under pressure from Big Pharma and patients

NHS strike: What will be affected?

Hospitals will be open but many outpatient appointments and operations have been postponed

Hunt and BMA wrangle over ‘extreme action’

Health secretary rejects idea of pilot scheme for new contracts

A strike too far for NHS junior doctors

Pay dispute with government will not resolve funding problem

Security services given secret data access

Documents reveal ‘staggering extent of government surveillance’ on public and private information

GPs win £2.4bn to ease hospital pressure

Some family practices to serve 30,000 patients in radical shake-up

A drug for those who cannot take statins

Repatha trial indicates it has fewer side effects

Copycat drugmakers point to lost chances

British Biosimilars Association push could help NHS cost-cutting

NHS suffers worst month in 6 years

Tight funding increasingly taking toll on health service

Operation streamed to trainee surgeons

Students with virtual reality headsets watch as if in theatre

Ideas of fairness no basis for tax system

Most people just have no idea what they are talking about

NHS trust scraps cash-for-pensions scheme

Oxleas closes ‘alternative pay’ deal for nurses after being referred to watchdogs

Junior doctors stand firm for next strike

Medics below consultant grade continue protest against contracts

Junior doctors hold fresh strikes

Stoppage action piles pressure on health secretary Jeremy Hunt

GPs and hospitals face £60m rent rise

NHS property company to charge market rates for first time

Call for review after NHS contract failure

Report cast doubts on health service’s ability to outsource care

Health apps fight to be taken seriously

Questions raised over reliability and privacy

NHS sketches interactive future

Patients assume lead role in doing more with less