Articles about 'NHS'

Affording abortion

The Supreme Court has ruled the people from Northern Ireland can't access abortions on the NHS in England. Megan Stodel criticises the inequality this causes

Megan Stodel // 16 June 2017

Categories: Blog

PrEP is a game changer in HIV prevention, but why isn’t it available to women?

Susan Cole wonders why the NHS hasn't yet decided whether to make Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) available to women at high risk of contracting HIV, despite indications of its effectiveness

Guest Blogger // 7 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Displaying drug costs on prescription items is another attack on the vulnerable

Some prescription drugs are to be labelled with their cost to the NHS and the phrase "funded by the UK taxpayer". D H Kelly explains why this is a discriminatory and unnecessary move

D H Kelly // 6 July 2015

Categories: Blog

From public services to public women: a morality tale for the age of austerity

The tabloids' moral stand against the use of NHS funds for cosmetic surgery is only part of their constant attack on the 'undeserving' and public services, argues Alexandra M. Kokoli

Alexandra M Kokoli // 7 April 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Class, Culture and Media, Features

Weekly round-up and open thread, 10th February 2014

Philippa links to topics we weren't able to cover this week including fat shaming, the privacy of NHS health records, legal gender recognition, Woody Allen, women in politics, vagina art in schools, the rainbow Google doodle and more

Philippa Willitts // 10 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

NHS consultation on trans related healthcare proposals

The NHS has announced a consultation and online survey in connection with its draft proposals for trans related healthcare.

Helen G // 10 January 2013

Categories: Blog

Call the Midwife: Another kind of nostalgia

Call the Midwife, a historical drama about childbirth set in 1950s London, was an unexpected ratings smash last winter. It's currently being repeated on Thursdays on BBC1. Emily Kenway examines its success as a mainstream drama with an, almost exclusively, female cast

Emily Kenway // 22 June 2012

Categories: Television

Two-tier? Too right

A guest post from Chrissy D looking at the arguably already two-tiered system of antenatal provision for mothers-to-be that currently exists in the UK

Guest Blogger // 3 January 2012

Categories: Blog

How prescribing practice puts us all in our places

Prescribing is political. Economic, too. But if you focus too hard on the obvious headline-grabbing issues – abortion, IVF and gastric bands – you may just miss the wider implications...

Jane Fae // 14 September 2011

Categories: Blog

How will NHS reforms affect abortion access?

The Guardian’s NHS reform live blog is focusing on abortion all day today – particular how the reforms will affect women’s access to abortion. It’s good to see this discussion...

Jess McCabe // 12 May 2011

Categories: Blog

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