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  • Leading article: The NHS needs a dose of tougher medicine
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    The results have been damaging. NHS Trusts and medical staff have been encouraged to play the system though expedients such as discharging patients prematurely from Accident & Emergency. Targets have had perverse effects. The objective of giving ...

  • William Gumede: Amid the despair of Zimbabwe, there is still hope
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Western intervention on this scale is a non-starter. First, African countries – even those who implacably oppose Mugabe – would see foreign forces on African soil as an affront to their dignity, especially if it involves one from Britain, the former ...

  • Letters: Fathers
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    I can imagine what would happen if similar advice were given by six men to a woman deceived into getting pregnant by a partner lying about having a vasectomy. "Get over it, woman." "Oh, do stop complaining." "He was just acting on instinct." The men ...

  • Sam Wallace: We should not unite our football teams into just one EU squad
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    Uefa is building up to what it hopes will be the glorious finale for its Euro 2008 tournament on Sunday when, once again, Uefa will be at the forefront of world football. It also runs the Champions League, the richest club competition in the world, w...

  • Krishna Moorthy: A lot of things can get forgotten in the operating theatre
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    We are the pilot site for the Safer Surgery Checklist in the UK and we introduced it in two of our eight theatres in March. It is a huge culture change. An operating theatre can be an extremely busy and stressful place – turnover is quite fast and yo...

  • Cayetano Ros: We should unite our football teams into just one EU squad
    Wednesday, 25 June 2008

    It would also be a reward for them. The EU matches should not happen too often because there is already such a crowded fixture list, but the games could be something special, away from the commercialism of the rest of the sport and a true celebration...

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