Health

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Revealed: only 10 of Boris Johnson’s promised 40 new hospital projects have planning permission
Conservatives on course to break flagship NHS pledge as cost of replacing crumbling wards and operating theatres soars

Michael Savage and Shanti Das

04, Feb, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Public health groups urge Rishi Sunak to widen free school meals programme
Junk food levy could fund meals for 800,000 more children and young people in England, experts tell PM

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

02, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Watchdog looks into £220,000 public funding for Johnson Partygate defence
Exclusive: Director at NAO, which hasn’t launched a formal inquiry, plans to speak to Cabinet Office about legal costs over former PM’s denials in Commons

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Sickle cell disease patients in England feel neglected, report says
NHS accused of providing ‘substandard’ care after study says people have poor hospital experiences that can cause harm

Tobi Thomas

31, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Matt Hancock says he did not ‘primarily’ go on I’m a Celebrity for the money
Ex-health secretary defends appearance on TV show and denies he broke law by embracing aide during lockdown

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

31, Jan, 2023 @9:29 AM

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Fewer patients treated in England for mood disorders as ‘system creaks under strain’
NHS Digital says 23,000 sought hospital treatment in 2017-18, but numbers fell to 15,500 by 2021-22

Tobi Thomas

29, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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NHS faces ‘alarming’ exodus of doctors and dentists, health chiefs warn
Exclusive: Report suggests four in 10 doctors and dental professionals may quit health service by 2028

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Jan, 2023 @2:01 PM

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‘My female boss understands, others don’t’: UK readers on block to menopause law changes
Proposals to change legislation in part rejected due to government fears it would discriminate against men

Jedidajah Otte and Guardian readers

27, Jan, 2023 @5:33 PM

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Department of Health wasted £15bn on unused Covid supplies, watchdog finds
National Audit Office finds ‘extraordinary waste’ along with failures of governance, oversight and financial controls

Rachel Hall and Denis Campbell

26, Jan, 2023 @7:25 PM

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Gordon Brown warns of Tories ‘testing the water’ for two-tier healthcare
Sajid Javid idea to charge patients would undermine NHS and fail to tackle entrenched poverty, says former Labour prime minister

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The NHS crisis is an existential risk for the government | Robert Ford
The searing memories of this winter crisis will endure and any action ministers take now will come too late to improve their standing at the next election

Robert Ford

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt led calls for big pay rise for NHS nurses last summer
Chancellor, as chair of select committee, signed off report saying it was ‘unacceptable’ that nurses were struggling to feed families

Toby Helm Political editor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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