Category Archives: Health Reform

The Government has commited itself to reforming the current health service in a manner that many find confusing and potentially very dangerous. Few ideas seem to have been tested apart from in the mind of Andrew Lansley (Health Secretary)

First signs of political spring?


It seems as though the Government under Mrs May is suffering a number of challenges and has even conceded some defeats in the last few days. All of these elements arise as things which she could legitimately lay at the … Continue reading

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Lectures don’t happen on twitter…


… or arise as questions in the House of Commons yet people like this man seem to think it is acceptable to ignore other people using the phrase ‘I’m not taking lectures from that person’ Why is that people who … Continue reading

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NHS plans its own chaos


In the last few days the level of chaos in the NHS created by a combination of cold weather and lack of financial resources and other factors depending on who one listens to has been capturing many headlines. It seems … Continue reading

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The missing element from his speech


Yesterday Jeremy Hunt made a speech in the House of Commons which was entitled Mental Health and NHS Performance. The speech was 1262 words long of which 248 or 19% covered his opening remarks and the focus on mental health. The … Continue reading

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A strange start to the New Year


I am pleased to say that despite my own advancing years I am rarely invited to attend funerals or celebration events for people who have died. However on the first working day (for most people) of 2017 I was involved … Continue reading

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A total lack of consultation


The following paragraph was published this morning in the Argus newspaper in the Opinion section: According to a press release from NHS England in mid August, local NHS organisations were “working together for the first time on shared plans to … Continue reading

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A perfect storm?


The news in the last few days tells us that Prison Officer numbers are at a point of near crisis, with almost 2000 needed across the prison estate, yet 400 more left than joined the service in the last year. … Continue reading

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