Posts Tagged ‘Health Act’

Health and social care changes are “paving way for fewer services” warn experts

The current reforms to health and social care services, and radical redesign of the local government finance system, may signal the end of the NHS and loca...

700 consultants campaign against NHS break-up

More than 700 NHS consultants have joined forces to fight what they call the “disastrous trend” of constant NHS re-organisation and privatisation. ...

“Profound and intense damage done to NHS”

Here's the reaction to a report by The King’s Fund, which describes the effects of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as 'damaging and distracting': Dr...

“Reforms have been damaging and distracting”

A major assessment of the coalition government's record on NHS reform concludes that the upheaval caused by the Health and Social Care Act has been damagin...

Managers’ ‘golden goodbyes’ to be clawed back

Redundancy payouts given to NHS managers are to be clawed back if workers get a new job in the health service. The Treasury vowed to end the revolving d...

Tory ‘apology’ for NHS reform rings hollow

The explosive effect of the arrival of UKIP has sent the parties dashing to their panic stations to hammer down their panic buttons. Party leaders are r...

Health Act: Little pleasure in saying “I told you so”

Of course, no-one likes saying 'I told you so'. Actually, scrub that, I love it – it's not often I'm right about something. Right about what? Well, it w...

Health and Social Care Act – one year on

The BMA is launching a new campaign questioning whether the changes to the NHS are working. For a Government that campaigned on cutting bureaucracy and re...

Radical NHS reform has been “a distraction”

NHS reform has cost £1.1 billion to 31 March 2013, according to the National Audit Office - 15% more than expected at this point. While the NAO reports ...

Vote of no confidence in the health secretary

A motion of no confidence in health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been passed by the British Medical Association at its Annual Representatives Meeting. Dr Jac...

BMA website explains NHS reforms to patients

The BMA has launched an initiative to help patients understand what’s happening in the NHS and what it could mean for them. The activities are the fi...