Posts Tagged ‘Health policy’

NHS reforms clear first hurdle in House of Lords

The government's NHS reforms cleared the first of two major hurdles today as the House of Lords voted to give the Health and Social Care Bill a second read...

Colleges want substantial change to NHS reform

All the medical royal colleges are today calling on peers to make substantial changes to the government’s proposals for health service reform in England ...

BMA urges peers to oppose Health Bill in Lords

The BMA has written a letter to all peers in the House of Lords calling for them to support the withdrawal of the Health and Social Care Bill, which will h...

Public health doctors criticise Health Bill

Over 400 public health doctors and specialists from all over the UK have called on members of the House of Lords to reject the government’s Health and So...

Union chief wins vote of support on Health Bill

BMA council today agreed its next steps in the campaign to get the Health and Social Care Bill amended ahead of its second reading in the House of Lords. ...

Progress of Health Bill now looking inexorable

So, the Health and Social Care Bill rumbles on. MPs backed the latest draft of the NHS reforms by 316 votes to 251. A government majority of 65 sees it mo...

Open letter to royal college presidents on Health Bill

The following is an open letter from the NHS Consultants Association, signed by over 180 doctors, to the royal college presidents regarding the Health and ...

Colleges must support Health Bill withdrawal

The NHS Consultants Association has written to presidents of the royal colleges urging them to stop cooperating with the government’s proposed NHS reform...

Big campaign over third reading of Health Bill

The BMA has run a day-long campaign on Twitter urging the government to withdraw the Health and Social Care Bill, after having written to all MPs last week...

Twitter campaign not enough to derail Health Bill

Yesterday the New York Times published a full page letter from the CEO of Starbucks. It asked US politicians to stop wrecking the country through their bip...

Lib Dem peer plunges NHS reforms into fresh turmoil

The future of the government's health reforms has been plunged into fresh doubt as the Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams raises new concerns, and secr...