Posts Tagged ‘General Election’

Hunt’s challenges as re-appointed minister

PM David Cameron has re-appointed Jeremy Hunt as health secretary in the Conservative Party’s new cabinet. Hunt, who replaced Andrew Lansley after the d...

Tory and Labour election pledges at-a-glance

Conservative Party NHS Reform Implement the NHS five year forward view in full, providing the extra funding that it calls for alongside the efficiency ...

Why do politicians think patients know best?

You won't have noticed, but I failed to deliver a contribution last month, and so you'd think I'd be bursting with stuff to get off my chest by now. But n...

“Overhaul unscheduled care for children”

Paediatricians are warning that unless there is an overhaul of unscheduled care services, there is a risk that growing demand will result in poorer outcome...

“Collaborate over competition in the NHS”

Eight out of 10 rheumatologists believe that rheumatology services are no better now than in 2010, when a national audit highlighted deficiencies. This is...

England’s NHS is stretched to breaking point

A leading medical journal has called on the next Secretary of State for Health to “secure the NHS’s future as the best and fairest health service in th...

Future of the NHS: reaction to party manifestos

The NHS is facing some of the biggest service and financial challenges in its history. If we are to tackle them, local leaders will need to be given the ba...

Fewer nurses forecast for NHS under Conservatives

The number of NHS nurses in England is set to fall by almost 2,000 over the next four years according to government projections, Labour has said. Accusi...

GPs are losing interest in being NHS GPs

This poll lays bare the stark reality of the crisis facing the GP workforce. A third of GPs are considering leaving the health service in the next five yea...

Tory manifesto backs Five Year Forward View

The Conservative Party manifesto backs the NHS Five Year Forward View and says it will introduce seven-day services. The manifesto includes an explicit co...

Labour: only party not behind Forward View

Labour’s manifesto outlines a positive vision for a 21st century health and care system based on much closer integration of health and social care. It...