Posts Tagged ‘Health policy’

What is the NHS going to look like post-reform?

One element missing from current discussions of the Health and Social Care Bill is a straightforward account of what will happen if it becomes law. From a ...

Health Bill: royal colleges hold talks with Labour

Representatives from the main royal medical colleges have met shadow health secretary Andy Burnham to discuss alternatives to the Health and Social Care Bi...

Continuing with the Health Bill is enormous risk

The structural change currently taking place throughout the NHS in England before the Health and Social Care Bill even becomes law is threatening service s...

At last the BMA stands up to be counted on the Bill

The BMA - representing 147,000 doctors in the UK - finally lost patience with Andrew Lansley’s unloved and unwanted Health and Social Care Bill last week...

The last word on the Health and Social Care Bill

Remember the Darzi centres (or khazi centres, as they rapidly became known to the Unbelievers)? These were the walk-in surgeries championed by Lord Darzi i...

Health Bill to create private sector advantage

Doctors representatives are continuing to seek amendments to the Health and Social Care Bill as more detail is revealed about clinical commissioning groups...

Reveal the risks of implementing the Health Bill

Well, here we go again. As Circle come riding to the rescue of the struggling Hinchingbrooke Hospital, we learn that their risk exposure is to be limited t...

Resist the political brainwashing over the NHS

Orwell, who explained that to change thinking you first have to change the language, would have recognised how management is implementing the latest fad. ...

Audit areas to be extended, Lansley tells GPs

Monitoring of NHS healthcare is to be extended to 11 extra areas of medicine, the health secretary has announced. Andrew Lansley told GPs in Liverpool t...

Canada’s example: NHS needs more leadership and honesty

The government will have to be more upfront about the need to change the way patient care is delivered in the NHS in England. This was the main conclusion ...

Health Bill progress in Lords despite opposition

Doctors’ representatives have re-iterated their opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill despite its progress through the House of Lords. The gov...