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)

Daily Telegraph please stop publishing such nonsense


Yesterday two high profile political idiots tweeted one of their shared views and sadly along with their tweets there was also a publication by the Daily Telegraph of an article by one of these offensive people. The tweets and retweets … Continue reading

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How do we stop ex-Ministers from criticising their own workers?


It is clear that members of the Government which includes Conservative MPs who were Ministers until recently will have to work very hard to stop their Government from being challenged over our nations impact by COVID-19. Trying to blame other … Continue reading

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A very difficult position for the Government and our whole Nation


I find writing about the Dominic Cummings situation as difficult as I did about writing about Neil Ferguson’s situation. Both men have worked very hard to try to communicate with our Nation about COVID-19 along with many of their colleagues … Continue reading

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Can the Government communicate “Coronavirus: Disease Control”?


On Thursday 14th May after Parliament had closed for the week, the Government kindly provided an answer to this written question from John Hayes MP who asked it under the title of Coronavirus: Disease Control. Presumably Matthew Hancock was too … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Florence, and thank you to all Nurses and Midwives including Mary!


I am very proud of all of the people I have ever met who are Nurses, Midwives or who work in the NHS in contexts that help to make the settings better for all of us. One of my friends … Continue reading

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Comments by Sussex MPs and a Government reaction to NHS workers


It seems important now that Parliament is assembling each week, albeit for much shorter hours and with very small numbers of MPs that we pay attention to what our local MPs do say and that we try to pass over … Continue reading

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Conservative Backbench MPs or at least one of them needs to get a grip with reality


Yesterday a small group of MPs held a debate in the House of Commons regarding COVID-19 and the only Sussex based MP who took part pointed out, that the debate was too short and involved far too few MPs. Those … Continue reading

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An interesting comment from one of our local MPs


This piece from Andrew Griffith came on Tuesday as part of a debate on the theme of Public Services with Michael Gove acting as the host. There are of course some real benefits for the outdoor economy and garden centres … Continue reading

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A tragic line we’ve crossed and an ongoing lack of understanding


So yesterday the official number of people in the UK whose death was due to COVID-19 was 813 which brought the total up to 20,319. It is really distressing to read about the people who many of us have met … Continue reading

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Two vital world leaders who are setting out to beat COVID-19 on our behalf


Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the former Finance Minister for Nigeria and is the Chair of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation which was founded by Bill and Melinda Gates and is now referred to as the Vaccine Alliance or … Continue reading

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