Kathryn Abel

KM Abel is Professor of Psychological Medicine and Director of the Centre for Women's Mental Health at University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust.

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A survey has claimed that three-quarters of hospital wards in England are operating with unsafe staffing levels at least once a month

What the NHS can - and can't - learn from the NHS

Caring for a relative in France prompted our writer reflect on British healthcare

Big, bad pharma: Why our relationship with the Pharmaceutical industry matters

'Big Pharma' has become a villain of the modern age, but where does their responsibility for public health end and individual responsibility begin?

What Joseph Kony can teach us about my daughter's Sunday morning question: 'Are people bad?'

The actions of the African warlord provide a useful route into the sort of ethical question that adults don't ask nearly often enough

What an overheard conversation on a train taught me about our attitudes to life expectancy

A leading psychiatrist notes how it's become achingly fashionable to obsess over how our diets can affect our longevity. But do you know we're living longer already?

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