Public services policy

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What price human life? Overworked NHS staff have to answer this every day | Rachel Clarke
Politicians turn a blind eye to the Covid-ravaged NHS, but as winter hits, we’re forced to ask how many deaths are acceptable, says palliative care doctor Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

26, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Simply throwing money at the NHS won’t solve all its problems | Simon Jenkins
Billions will be wasted as long as the health service is hyper-centralised and disconnected from local authorities, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

26, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak to scrap public sector pay freeze in autumn budget
Chancellor will also increase minimum wage, but economists warn measures not enough to counteract inflation and cuts

Jessica Elgot and Rowena Mason

25, Oct, 2021 @9:30 PM

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Facebook is ‘unquestionably making hate worse’, says whistleblower Frances Haugen – as it happened
Follow evidence to the joint committee of MPs and peers considering the draft online safety bill

Andrew Sparrow

25, Oct, 2021 @6:16 PM

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Sajid Javid ‘leaning towards’ mandatory Covid jab for NHS staff
Health secretary yet to make final decision on whether to bring NHS in line with care home sector in England

Sarah Marsh

25, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Rishi Sunak to announce £500m package for families
Labour describes plan as ‘smokescreen for the Conservatives’ failure to deliver’ in the past

Lucy Campbell

23, Oct, 2021 @10:11 AM

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Peat-based compost used by UK public bodies despite proposed ban
Forestry England among organisations still buying peat, which is UK’s biggest natural store of CO2

Donald Campbell

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Arsonists turned firefighters: beware the great Tory ‘building back’ deception | Frances Ryan
Rishi Sunak will talk about ‘levelling up’, but desperate communities should prepare for more funding cuts, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan

Frances Ryan

20, Oct, 2021 @12:20 PM

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AI projects to tackle racial inequality in UK healthcare, says Javid
Health secretary signs up to hi-tech schemes countering health disparities and reflecting minority ethnic groups’ data

Andrew Gregory

20, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Implement ‘plan B’ winter measures now or risk NHS crisis, Johnson warned
NHS Confederation head fears efforts to tackle backlog of 5 million patients will be derailed

Andrew Gregory, Heather Stewart, Ian Sample

19, Oct, 2021 @11:23 PM

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UK government ordered to reveal firms awarded ‘VIP’ Covid contracts
Information commissioner says Department of Health has breached FoI Act by failing to disclose names

David Conn

18, Oct, 2021 @6:39 PM

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Worst care homes more likely to have poorest residents, official data shows
Sixty-nine per cent of people in ‘inadequate’ homes in England have their bills paid for by the state

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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