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NHS hailed as 'unifying ideal' on 70th anniversary

The boss of the NHS has lauded the service as an enduring “unifying ideal” for people across Britain, as politicians, staff and patients queued up to pay tribute to the health service on...

You make me sick! Why film’s fondness for food poisoning takes the biscuit

So, you want to steal a priceless diamond necklace from a movie star at the Met Ball? Easy – just spike her soup with emetic. Haha! She will be so busy vomiting into...

What does the NHS need to survive for another 70 years? | Richard Horton,...

Richard Horton: Ever greater injections of cash aren’t the answer It’s not (only) about the money. The idea that the NHS can be fixed by ever greater injections of cash is a fantasy advanced...

My song for the NHS is a reminder to fight privatisation tooth and nail...

As a musician I’ve had the good fortune to work with National Theatre Wales previously on the immersive theatrical concerts Praxis Makes Perfect and The Insatiable Inflatable Candylion. This year, they approached me...

NHS staff and patients mark 70 years of the health service – live

When the Labour health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service on 5 July 1948, from a hospital ward in Trafford, Manchester, it had a budget of £437m (equivalent to about £17bn...

How the NHS inspired 60 years of heart-stopping TV drama

People in TV medical shows tend to have a compromised life expectancy. From the moment a character actor is wheeled into Casualty with an odd cough or strange rash, it’s rarely long before...

The robots helping NHS surgeons perform better, faster – and for longer

It is the most exacting of surgical skills: tying a knot deep inside a patient’s abdomen, pivoting long graspers through keyhole incisions with no direct view of the thread. Trainee surgeons typically require 60...

'It's going to create a revolution': how AI is transforming the NHS

The tumour is hard to miss on the scan. The size of a golf ball, it sits bold and white on the brain stem, a part of the organ that sends messages back...

Routine DNA tests will put NHS at the 'forefront of medicine'

People in England will have access to DNA tests on an unprecedented scale from the autumn when the NHS becomes the first health service in the world to routinely offer genomic medicine. From 1...

A safe space: NHS unit on frontline of child mental health crisis

“Our child is articulate, funny, clever, musical. But she’s unrecognisable to us here today,” says Sally, with pain in her voice as she talks about her 15-year-old daughter Ruth. “We’re worried that all...

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