The media called this the “first major speech” in this brand new Conservative majority government. Prime Minister David Cameron, with five years of power ahead of him, decided to focus on the NHS, and, in particular, he focused on one particular aspect—seven day working. Trailed in the Tory manifesto and now offered to the nation it sounds appealing, but as is usually the case with … Continue reading A 7 point plan for Cameron’s 7 day NHS.
The NHS Reinstatement Bill is back. And it’s here for the long run up to the next General Election. That’s the message from the NHS Reinstatement Bill Group. Spurred by Corbyn’s leadership victory its architects Professor Allyson Pollock and barrister Peter Roderick have re-entered the fray after the last Election setback. The Bill is part of Groundswell‘s story. Corbyn appears briefly in the film as … Continue reading Get Back ! The Bill That Can Save The NHS
There has been much debate in recent times that the only thing to save the NHS is a ‘cross party commission’. The constant refrain that the NHS is bust belies the fact that the NHS has been in surplus in recent years with the leftover funds sent back to the Treasury and not used for healthcare. What is also forgotten is that there is a … Continue reading A Commission Could Spell Disaster for the NHS
December 2015 – January 2016 Issue #21 IN THIS ISSUE: UHMB Trust: N Lancs CCG Lancashire North CCG Campaigns and media The NHS funding crisis How the NHS is being privatised step-by-step The NHS ‘devolution’ debate SPECIAL FEATURE: The Care Services crisis TTIP and ISDS How PFI works Quote of the month “It is crystal clear that the impact of fragmentation through privatisation is slowly … Continue reading 38 Degrees Lancs North NHS campaign group
In light of the junior doctors’ strike, Philipa Mladovsky, Martin McKee, David Ingleby and Bernd Rechel compare health care spending in the UK to that in other high-income countries. They write that the UK spends the least on health care, while it does not spend much on social care either. Yet they argue that greater public investment is not only possible, but necessary if the NHS … Continue reading Greater public investment is needed to fund the NHS.