Second opinion

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

22 October 2016 9:00 am

An extremely interesting little item in the New England Journal of Medicine caught my eye recently, if that is not…

Second Opinion: Thinking inside the box

7 May 2016 9:00 am

British doctors now live in fear: not very great fear, perhaps, but it is never entirely absent. They fear their…

Notes on notes

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Information technology often gives us both too much and too little information: I have noticed this in my medico-legal work,…

Why the NHS needs less professional management

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Professionalising’ public-service management is effectively a means of legalising corruption, says Theodore Dalrymple 

The cure for hypochondria

21 February 2015 9:00 am

For perspective on your anxieties, says Theodore Dalrymple, losing yourself matters more than finding yourself

Can GPs really keep up with the latest medical evidence? I couldn't

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Few doctors can penetrate the blizzard of statistics in a typical medical study, writes Theodore Dalrymple

Second opinion: the dangers of opioids

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Opioids have killed more than 100,000 people since the year 2000, writes Theodore Dalrymple

This is madness

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Britain’s psychiatric services are an utter shambles – and, for once, it’s nothing to do with cuts, writes Theodore Dalrymple