SNP HEALTH REFORMS ARE TICK BOX TIMID

By John Knox It is one small step, when what is required is a giant leap. The SNP government’s Adult Health and Social Care...

HypnoBirthing

Childbirth is no easy task.  An endurance event of Olympian merit, women the world over push, pant and squeeze plump babies through an unsuitably small...

Sold a Dummy On Soya?

Duelling over the perceived health benefits versus health risks associated with soya divide opinion and confuse even scientists if you do a bit of...

Scary monsters, super creeps: Danny Boyle on the NHS

Children’s literature and the NHS – Danny Boyle could hardly have come up with a better wheeze to capture my interest (unless he’d thrown...
Scalpel on a bloody hand

Time to sort out muddle over ‘medical’ names

What’s in a name? Shakespeare might have it that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but the Royal College of...

Resurrecting Edinburgh’s plague doctor – leeches and all

By Johnny Campbell, general manager of the Edinburgh Dungeon Boy am I thankful for modern healthcare – for things we take for granted, like doctors...

NHS at 64 – are we still sending it a Valentine?

Last month I was at an absolutely fantastic wedding where one of the readings – along with The Owl and the Pussycat – was...

Dear NHS, We need to talk about money

By Theresa Fyffe We all know that money is one of the main causes of relationship breakdown and I’m sure the same level of disagreement...

My (tangential) role in the 2012 Olympics (sort of)

Last Friday in a teeny, tiny, terribly tangential way, I took part in the 2012 Olympics. No, I didn’t join – or even witness...
David Cameron. Picture: World Economic Forum

Note to Cameron: even the best families abandon kids

My dad really doesn’t have much in common with the Eton-and-Oxford-educated, multi-millionaire, ex-Bullingdon Club David Cameron (for which I am devoutly thankful). But this...