Category - national health service

  • 20 Jul 2010

    If corporate power groups are permitted to get their hands on our most important and humane social institution, the National Health Service, it will be all but impossible for a future government to restore it, says Jill Segger. The so-called Big Society will have got quite a lot smaller.

  • 13 Jul 2010

    The British Medical Association (BMA) has condemned forms of therapy designed to “heal” gay and bisexual people of their attraction to members of their own sex.

  • 30 Mar 2010

    Public bodies could bring about significant improvements in UK farming by ensuring that they buy their food from sustainable and ethical sources, according to Friends of the Earth.

  • 24 Aug 2009

    Barack Obama has urged people of faith to knock on doors and spread the facts and truth about health care reform during a "40 Minutes for Heath Care Reform" call-in and webcast.

  • 22 Aug 2009

    The National Health Service has continued to take a bashing in the USA, says Giles Fraser. The outrage of the religious right is fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, he argues.

  • 10 Apr 2009

    Chaplaincy teams in the National Health Service are good value and bring added benefits and resources to clinical treatment, say health specialists responding to a call to stop their official funding.

  • 10 Apr 2009
  • 8 Apr 2009

    Health is not is not a reductionist industrial process, says Stephen G. Wright. It is about attending to deep human, relational and spiritual needs. This is what NHS chaplaincy is about.

  • 8 Apr 2009

    A secularist call for an end to taxpayer funding for the NHS chaplaincy service has been described as "erroneous and simplistic" by Unite, the largest union in the country.

  • 2 Jul 2008

    A service at Westminster Abbey has been held to mark the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service. During the event the Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid tribute describing it as the "noblest manifestation of the character of our country".