Posts Tagged ‘Health policy’

Majority of the public believe the NHS is heading in the wrong direction

The vast majority of the public are worried about the future of the NHS and a majority believe it is heading in the wrong direction. A survey of 1,240 p...

Doctors denounce role of private healthcare in the NHS at BMA’s annual meeting

Doctors have backed a private members bill aimed at dismantling the last government’s NHS reforms and removing the market from the health service. The...

The full speech: Chairman of BMA Council’s address to the ARM in Liverpool

We all remember the election campaign. I remember a lot of promises. Promises set in stone – in fact, I’m sure I even remember a tombstone at one p...

Academy attacks government over privatisation

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has criticised the government for planning to privatise large sections of the NHS by stealth - in breach of previous ...

Support what the NHS represents – people before profits

Andy Burnham, shadow health secretary, set out the Labour Party's policy on the NHS and social care at a King's Fund conference, and launched a consultatio...

“Merger of health and social care budgets vital”

Labour has proposed the merger of health and social care budgets to stop patients "falling through the cracks". Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham outl...

Health and Social Care Bill: what the colleges think

The government faces mounting opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill as it enters the final stages in the Lords. The BMA had been joined in outri...

Health Bill amended to overcome resistance

The government has tabled a series of amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill in advance of its Report Stage in the House of Lords, which begins next...

Radiologists voice opposition to Health Bill

The Royal College of Radiologists has joined the BMA, the Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives in opposing the passage of the Health and ...

Bevan’s Run: two doctors, six marathons, one NHS

Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill will fundamentally undermine the founding principles of the NHS by turning the NHS into a regulated competit...

Health inequalities: time to park the Health Bill

Unless you've been hiding under the duvet for the last 18 months, you must be aware of the furore over the Health Bill, which has received a new battering ...