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  • Exception to the rule – where standards of care for the homeless excel

    The provision of care for homeless people is patchy and woefully inadequate, with new research by The Doctor showing huge variation in the services commissioned.

    Date: 14 June 2019

  • Crumbling hopes

    The NHS is being challenged to ‘transform’ but budget raids and foolhardy PFI deals have left many hospitals and GP practices debt-ridden, shabby and barely able to provide safe care. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 16 May 2019

  • A neglected killer

    An expert review gathers dust, coroners issue strongly worded warnings, but in a fragmented health service, patients are still dying needlessly of asthma. Peter Blackburn investigates

    Date: 10 April 2019

  • Prescribing hope

    The NHS has pledged to create ‘an army’ of 1,000 social prescribaers in a bid to help patients lead fitter, healthier lives and combat increasingly common physical and mental health conditions. Peter Blackburn asks what it might achieve

    Date: 10 April 2019

  • Promises, promises

    The NHS Long Term Plan makes welcome pledges on tackling the sources of ill health and promoting integration but, with the funding likely to be swallowed by existing demands, can it really make a difference? Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 14 February 2019

  • Long-term plan to curb competition

    NHS leaders have called for the Government to remove competition and procurement rules in the health service

    Date: 08 January 2019

  • It pays to persevere

    When young doctor Krish Ragunath left India to further his career in the UK he was met with disparaging remarks and even advised to return home. Yet, through sheer strength of will, he persisted with his dream until things started to go his way. Peter Blackburn report

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • Taking the biscuit: the consultancy companies chewing up NHS resources

    An investigation by The Doctor reveals that millions are being spent on private consultancy firms and creating new management jobs – to support a quiet reorganisation of the health service which lacks transparency or legislative backing. Peter Blackburn reports

    Date: 17 December 2018

  • Community care funds boost welcome

    The Government has said it will invest £3.5bn into primary and community care by 2023 to 2024 as part of the funding package announced to support the NHS’s upcoming long-term plan.

    Date: 23 November 2018

  • The consultation: soldiers' sacrifice

    Nottingham GP Irfan Malik tours the UK and delivers talks on Muslim soldiers’ contribution to the First World War. He talks to The Doctor about how he hopes to use the lessons of the war to promote peace between different communities

    Date: 09 November 2018

  • The consultation: soldiers' sacrifice

    Nottingham GP Irfan Malik tours the UK and delivers talks on Muslim soldiers’ contribution to the First World War. He talks to The Doctor about how he hopes to use the lessons of the war to promote peace between different communities

    Date: 09 November 2018

  • ‘Winter pressures’ now year-round, finds report

    Emergency care services are stuck in an ‘all-year-round crisis’ after a summer worse than most recent winters.

    Date: 07 November 2018