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A final chance to nail the NHS reforms in the coffin?

The trio of ministerial ‘reformers’ to the NHS could be about to witness new challenges to their toxic proposals to overhaul our health service.   This blog draws on news updates from http://eoin-clarke.blogspot.com/2012/02/andrew-lansley-covers-up-nhs-report.html In a fortnight of breaking news on almost … Continue reading

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Our last chance to save the NHS?

BigSocietyNHS has been busily scurrying round the last week or so in an attempt to thwart the Health and Social Care Bill in parliament.  The Bill shall have its 3rd reading on the 6th and 7th of September; should it … Continue reading

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Your NHS in the news this week – 14th to 20th March

It’s been a frantic week for those avidly following the NHS reforms – from grassroots Lib Dem rebellions, mounting opposition among doctors and the general public to the Bill, registered via 38 Degrees, through to further embarrassments to the Tory … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Karen Jennings from UNISON

Today, we bring you a guest entry from Karen Jennings, UNISON Assistant General Secretary.  She highlights the fact that concessions are beginning to be made with the Health Bill, and identifies the key challenges we have yet to overcome if … Continue reading

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Your NHS in the news this week – 28 Feb to 6 March

We report for you today again with a round-up of the week’s news on the health reforms.  Cracks began to appear in the government’s legislation as they seemed forced to climbdown on price competition, while various Lib Dems appeared to … Continue reading

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Guest blog: A call to action from Allyson Pollock

Today’s guest blog comes from Allyson Pollock, Professor of International Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh and author of NHS Plc.  She is a leading authority on the privatisation of public services and writes for us today on why … Continue reading

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NHS Reforms in the news 20th-27th February

Today, we give a brief round-up on the week’s media coverage of the NHS reforms.   Fear the changes in the NHS are going too fast for you to follow?  Then read on for a summary of political and other … Continue reading

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Dont forget Education and Training!

Dr Chris Stephens is Director of Education and Deputy Head at the School of Medicine in Southampton.  He writes for us today as our first external blogger on the negative impact the Health Bill could have on the training of … Continue reading

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How ‘big’ is the Big Society?

Credit: alexhughescartoons.co.uk What do Jeremy Paxman, Simon Hoggart and Tessa Jowel have in common? They don’t know what ‘big society’ means and nor do most people in Britain according to multiple polls, in fact only 1 in 4 young people had … Continue reading

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ToryCare: the future of our health service?

Welcome to ToryCare.  Our plans are brought to you in hope for a better, more efficient and higher quality healthcare service, by our resident lobbyists and advisers in the private healthcare industry.  We hope to put patients back at the … Continue reading

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