healthcare

Stephen Hawking Takes Jeremy Hunt to the High Court

It’s no secret that the NHS is in trouble. The increased cuts in funding has of course had a dire effect on services, and it seems the only solution Jeremy Hunt and the government have is privatisation. NHS England is due to hold a national 12-week consultation on the contracting …

Mental Health During Pregnancy

Trigger warning: Discussions of pregnancy including birth horror stories and possibility of miscarriage, mental health: anxiety and depression, and medication.  My first pregnancy came as a bit of a surprise, in fact I’d gone on WebMd and I had convinced myself that I was dying. Pregnancy never crossed my mind, …

Save the NHS, Without the Ableism

Hi, it’s Caroline, your disabled and chronically, physically, and mentally ill health editor! I saw more  NHS professionals during my three years of uni than the average person probably sees in their entire lifetime – GPs, physiotherapists, specialists, and so on. Since then, I’ve just continued to add to that. If I …

Trans Men and Barriers to Healthcare

“What barriers to healthcare do you face as a trans man?” It’s no secret that healthcare is often more accessible to cis people than it is to transgender individuals, and this can cause a lot of problems for the already at-risk trans community. We’re gatekept by medical professionals, discriminated against, …

The NHS Needs More Than Just Money

Systematic reviews of something as complicated as the NHS take time and need careful consideration, so are best left to experts, which is why the Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Health Care System was commissioned to research the thorny issue of whether the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was having a …

Peter W. Smith and the Tragedy of the US Healthcare System

The death of Peter W. Smith on May 14 2017 was initially reported without much fanfare, but the recent news that he committed suicide has sent the internet into a frenzy of conspiracy theory speculation. To be fair he was someone who actively tried to access Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails in order to help …

Take Your Time, Not Your Teeth

This article is going to start with a declaration: the NHS is a bit of a hot topic right now and this article is wholly in defense of it. However, it is based purely on personal experiences and nothing more. What has got me thinking recently, is that the bulk …