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The responsibility Boris Johnson can’t duck

?So the least wanted and oddest election of my lifetime is over, and the result has been a fairly emphatic victory for blond ambition. And just as we predicted in November’s IN, the NHS was invoked in various unedifying ways during the campaign

Thinking again about assisted dying

This week Parliament entered the debate on assisted dying, with many MPs arguing for a change in the current law. IN Editor Mike Shallcross explains why he believes it's time for a rethink

Dental care – a fundamental human right?

Good oral health should be seen as a fundamental human right; it is inseparable from a person’s general health and wellbeing. Nurses are ideally placed in making every contact count, particularly with regards to oral health, argues Ian Peate

Roald Dahl Nurses: making a difference and measuring it

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University on an evaluation project to demonstrate the value and impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Children’s Nurse posts. Project manager Candice Pellet gives us a progress report

The end of HIV, and what it teaches us

An observational study of 1000 gay couples in the Lancet showed that HIV-positive patients treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), reduced their risk of passing the virus on to zero. Is this the end of AIDS?

Where the Long-Term Plan comes up short

There is nothing governments like more than a long-term plan for the NHS, there have been 13 in the last 18 years alone. The changing health landscape, funding pressures and the political class’s failure to build cross-party consensus around health, make the NHS catnip for tinkerers.

It's time to take Brexit seriously, and stop it

If people had the right to vote on a fantasy version of leaving the EU, then they should be allowed a long hard look at the impending reality. The People’s Vote is not a perfect cure for Brexit’s madness, but it’s undoubtedly the best we have.

The start of the NHS V2.0?

There are some reasons for optimism that new Health Secretary Matt Hancock wants to shift the NHS towards primary and community health in a new focus on preventative measures.

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