Hospitals

‘Your Britain: Fight for it Now’, 1942, by Abram Games

Is modernist architecture not good for our health?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Are our buildings killing us? Stephen Bayley reports

How does anyone manage to navigate the maze of our second-rate NHS?

23 June 2018 9:00 am

Next month the National Health Service turns 70. The institution is greatly loved, and not for nothing. The fear of…

We're heading for a brave bionic future

25 November 2017 9:00 am

We already have 3D-printed prosthetics; now we’re on the brink of creating living tissue too, says Victoria Lambert

Man machine: Fritz Kahn’s ‘Der Mensch als Industrieplast’, 1926,which shows the body not so much as a sacred temple as as a churning and industrious factory

Medicine needs a redesign

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Exhibit A. It is 1958 and you are barrelling down a dual carriageway; the 70 mph limit is still eight…

I'm not sure I'd ever have passed my brain test

20 August 2016 9:00 am

In the four months since I had a brain haemorrhage I have had several tests to find out how my…

A dispatch from a family of fooshers

2 April 2016 9:00 am

I’d like this to have been one of those Spectator diaries that gives the ordinary reader a glimpse into the…

The scan said my baby wouldn’t live. It was wrong

26 March 2016 9:00 am

When my unborn baby was a five-month-old fetus, twisting about in the internal dark, he was given a death sentence…

What I learned while nearly dying

27 February 2016 9:00 am

There’s some journalistic research you’d really never do by choice. Spending four days in an NHS hospital with a life-threatening…

The NHS has forgotten the art of a dignified death

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Ten years ago, the National Health Service eased my father’s final days. My mother, this year, was not so lucky

Jeremy Hunt is spoiling for a fight. He’s picked the wrong one

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt is right to fight for NHS reform. But he’s going after the wrong people, on the wrong issue

I’m a junior doctor and I used to trust the Tories. Not any more

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Like many of my fellow junior doctors, I trusted a Conservative government with the NHS. If it’s to stay strong…

I’m an old hand at cancer. I’ve had it nearly half my life

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I’m an old hand at cancer. I’ve had it nearly half my life

No, even my daughter’s great hospital care doesn’t change my mind about the NHS

12 September 2015 9:00 am

When Girl came off the horse it didn’t look like a bad fall. More like an involuntary and rather hurried…

Customer surveys: just say no

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Against the customer service Q&A

Why you have to listen to this year's Reith Lectures

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Each year the Reith Lectures come round as Radio 4’s annual assertion of intellectual authority, fulfilling the BBC’s original aspiration…

Hardly anyone wants to die in hospital. Let's do something about it

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Trust the expertise of hospices, says Michael Howard

Is the way our hospitals treat old people down to underfunding – or organised neglect?

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The reality for elderly patients in NHS hospitals

Six rivals for the name Isis

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Not in their name The BBC decided to start calling the Islamic terror group Isis by the acronym IS instead.…

Spectator letters: A defence of nursing assistants, a mystery shotgun, and a response to Melanie Phillips

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Poor treatment Sir: Jane Kelly’s article (‘No tea or sympathy’, 2 August) on the lack of empathy and emotional support…

In our hard-pressed NHS, must sympathy be rationed too?

2 August 2014 9:00 am

Nurses might be overworked but they could still be kind

The NHS ‘wellbeing’ monkey deserves to die

19 July 2014 9:00 am

My young daughter has a furry beaver — lifelike in all but its eyes, which to me seem cold and dead.…

When a survivor of Auschwitz asks for your story, what do you say?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

What do you feel when a survivor of Auschwitz tells you their story?

Barometer: Storm waves? It could be three times worse

11 January 2014 9:00 am

The test of a wave Waves measuring 27ft from peak to trough were seen off Land’s End as the stormy…

Toby Young: It's biological, I become a caveman when my child is sick

26 October 2013 9:00 am

The first sign that something was wrong with Ludo was when he complained of a tummy ache. This was after…

Hospital food isn’t a joke. It’s a scandal

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Hospital food isn’t a joke. It’s a scandal