doctors

I’m a doctor, and tried the new GP app. My experience was terrifying

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Seeing a GP by app may not help the patient – or the NHS

Is your doctor faking it?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The fake medics in the NHS

What the NHS does now, Babylon did first

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Financial constraints combined with a shortage of staff have brought the NHS to a situation so desperate that it is…

From a war-zone A&E to hellhole wards, my dispiriting week in an NHS hospital

27 January 2018 9:00 am

My dispiriting week in an NHS hospital

Admissions: confessions of a neurosurgeon with humility

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Henry Marsh’s book Do No Harm (2014) was that rare thing — a neurosurgeon showing his fallibility in public and…

Henry Marsh: How doctors can become monsters

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The celebrated neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on saving lives and facing death

Hippocrates would have hated doctors’ new approach

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Doctors are being urged not to tell patients what is best for them but to lay out the options and…

How to save on vet's bills with gaffer tape

13 August 2016 9:00 am

The builder boyfriend colicked for a week after eating a falafel kebab as he and I sat up all night…

Prue Leith: British hotels still serve filthy food

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Why do we assume all doctors are good? We don’t think there are no bad cooks or bad plumbers. But…

A timely reminder of what junior doctors actually do – and it's not pleasant

16 April 2016 9:00 am

All this week Radio Five Live has been giving us an insight into what it is like not just to…

Any deal with the junior doctors should cut both ways

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago, paramedics were on the brink of industrial action. They had legitimate grievances. Ambulance services were being…

Portrait of the week: English lessons, civil partnerships, the price of oil

23 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that Muslim women must learn English, and that those who had entered on…

My surreal Christmas in hospital with a dangerously ill child

12 December 2015 9:00 am

My surreal Christmas in hospital with a dangerously ill child

Letters: Why politicians should leave doctors’ pay and hours alone

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The NHS and politicians Sir: The NHS is indeed in need of fundamental reform, but Max Pemberton’s excellent article (‘The…

Here’s what’s wrong with the ‘public sector ethos’

14 November 2015 9:00 am

An infuriating benefit of readers’ online comments beneath the efforts of a columnist like me is that as you read…

The weird truth about the word ‘normal’

10 October 2015 9:00 am

‘Is Nicky Morgan too “normal” to be the next prime minister?’ asked someone in the Daily Telegraph. That would make…

Spectator letters: Islam and the roots of radicalism

24 January 2015 9:00 am

The roots of radicalism Sir: Qanta Ahmed is to be praised for her dissection of Islamism and her call for…

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

Letters: In defence of Italy, and the rise and fall of the military moustache

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Italy’s to-do list Sir: You would expect a long letter of rebuttal by a piqued senior diplomat in response to…

Spectator letters: In defence of the GMC and Ukip members, and how Rachmaninov spelled Rachmaninov

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Health check Sir: I have to take issue on (at least) three counts with Dr Vernon Coleman and his absurd…

The BMA’s bizarre jihad against e-cigarettes

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What strategy should we adopt to cope with the British Medical Association? Its members kill more people each year than…

Letters: GPs reply to J. Merion Thomas

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Some doctors write Sir: Professor Meirion Thomas (‘Dangerous medicine’, 17 August) may be an excellent surgeon but he is uninformed…

NHS GPs should charge for appointments. Here’s why

29 June 2013 9:00 am

A dose of stiff upper lip – and a small fee – would soon ease the queues at GPs’ surgeries