29th January issue

‘As a GP in Reading 20 years ago, I only came across one or two sex workers,’ Dr Stephen Pick told me. The picture now is...

16th July issue

The heavy burden on carers hits home in our cover story, but the terrible edge to this grandmother’s story is that through all the hardship and...

21st May issue

 Whatever you feel about existing data collection systems – and we know that many of you feel very strongly that they have taken over your job...

3rd December issue

Doing a review of the year makes the months flash past very quickly. But it also reminds you of how much headbanging goes on. (Not the...

19th November issue

‘Before all I had was an existence, but now I have a life that’s worth living,’ says Matt, who was six months into recovery when he...

12th March issue

There’s a lot to read in the RSA Drugs Commission’s new report – probably what you would expect from a two-year study involving representatives whose different jobs...

26th February issue

With an estimated 400,000 people with hepatitis C in the UK, it might seem the most logical move to introduce compulsory testing for anyone entering treatment services....

30th July issue

 ‘We have moved on from a polarised debate and single approaches to a balanced strategy focused on outcomes, based on evidence and delivered through partnership’, says home...

4th June issue

It’s easy to think that the diamorphine crisis has gone away. Stocks have been building with the introduction of new suppliers, and there is optimism that supervised...

24th September issue

This morning one of our readers phoned up and discussed his experience of treatment. As he talked, he became increasingly frustrated when he considered the limited options...