Smartphone ‘addiction’ claims are based on flawed evidence

Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures, according to research by Dr David…

12 Jun 2019

HL: Genomics, technology and the future of healthcare

How do you fly a plane whilst changing the wings? This was the question posed by Professor Sir Mark Walport…

11 Apr 2019

The power of technology to make lives better

It was a packed house at One Great George Street on Monday morning as Health Secretary Matt Hancock kicked off…

28 Mar 2019

The art of switching off: how to go phone-free

Could a 5:2 phone diet be the answer to our smart phone addiction?

26 Feb 2019

How reliable is online medical advice?

In the modern age of smartphones and the ever-growing influence of the internet, more and more people are turning to…

13 Dec 2018

Stressed by Brexit? Current affairs are making the nation anxious

Does just the mention of the word Brexit send your stress levels soaring? If so, you’re not alone. New research…

5 Dec 2018

New phone app can identify heart attacks ‘with near accuracy of ECG’

A smartphone app that monitors heart activity can determine if someone is having an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (a heart attack…

How smart, portable medical devices are changing lives

Miniaturisation and wireless connectivity have seen the bulkiest of devices shrink down to once unfathomable sizes, allowing complex and life-changing…

25 Oct 2018

Technology has made us lonely and unfit – but there’s an app for that

As a nation, the UK is suffering from a health and wellness crisis. A majority of adults – 66 per…

12 Sep 2018

The new health secretary needs to bonfire Labour’s NHS fax machines

Innovative for its time, the trusty fax machine was for many decades a mainstay of office life. Across the NHS,…

10 Jul 2018

Health-at-home devices will save lives and reduce the strain on the NHS

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the world, impacting between around a fifth and…

28 May 2018

Outdated technology is putting patients at risk – but there’s an app for that

The doctors of today grew up digital, but the UK’s hospitals are a technology time warp. Top down solutions to…

14 May 2018

How luxury watches smartened up their act

The latest generation combine smartphone technology with time-honoured craftsmanship

25 Apr 2018
Lord O’Shaughnessy giving the keynote speech at The Spectator Health Summit (image: Anne Schwarz)

Can technology make the NHS more efficient?

As the Spectator held its inaugural health summit last week, the fraught issue of NHS funding was once again on…

11 Apr 2018

Keyhole surgery needs to be faster and less expensive – and for that we need better tools

More than a century ago the first keyhole surgery procedure was conducted, paving the way for a vast revolution in…

16 Mar 2018

The topless Audi A5 is the automotive equivalent of a Page 3 Stunner

That’s to say, it’s fun, flirty – and with not a lot under the bonnet

14 Jun 2017

The robot will see you now: can doctors survive the rise of AI?

Have you ever phoned 111? If you have, you will have been asked a series of questions by a helpful…

13 Mar 2017

Be warned, your webcam is watching you

Cyber criminals are turning our computers and mobile phones against us in increasingly sinister ways

22 Feb 2017
NHS email

Don’t despair at the NHS email crash. A new dawn is round the corner

It started with a single email saying ‘Test’ on it just after I had begun my morning surgery earlier this…

16 Nov 2016

High-end headphones: can you get away with such a monstrously selfish treat?

Your ears really do deserve something like these

3 Nov 2016