Monthly Archives: April 2011

A post that is not making any comment but watching and noting events.

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NHS news review

Today’s NHS news features the interesting case of a huge US health care provider UnitedHealth selling its business undertaking of Camden GP practices to The Practice Plc. The public clearly have absolutely no influence over such private business transactions which … Continue reading

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NHS news review

David Cameron was evasive and engaged in distraction at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday. I’ve started seriously wondering wether he’s intellect-challenged. Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s … Continue reading

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NHS news review

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has generated a lot of news. The report raises concerns that there is no healthcare provision in the case of (financial) failure, that ‘reforms’ risk demanded ‘savings’ (cuts) and that they risk patient … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news: This posting covers yesterday’s news. I’ll do a further NHS news review for today. Three Labour MPs – Grahame Morris, Diane Abbott and Michael Meacher – object to the bill to destroy the NHS, Conservative pro-‘reforms’ Dr. Jonathan Munday warns “I am now … Continue reading

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NHS news review

There’s been very little NHS news over the bank holiday weekend. Today’s NHS news is about cuts, the denial of services and drugs and an article by the Morning Star about how the listening exercise is a sham. Conservative election … Continue reading

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Cuban NHS standard in UK

That’s enough of these Conservative and Liberal-Democrat cuts. We’ll go for Cuban standards of National Health Service in UK. edit:  

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The Plot Against the NHS #1

Selected excerpts from ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ by Colin Leys and Stewart Player. Chapter One is available here. I highly recommend this book available from Merlin Press for £10. I got my copy yesterday so I have yet to … Continue reading

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Elites running UK – a perversion of democracy

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NHS news review

NHS news: Cuts and huge increases in waiting times under the UK Con-Dem – Conservative and Liberal-Democrat – coalition government. There appears to be a growing acceptance that the changes are intended to destroy the NHS. There’s an interesting article … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Waiting times increase under Con-Dem – Conservative and Liberal-Democrat – cuts. Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. New … Continue reading

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Memo to the Liberal_Democrat Coalition: The Double-Whopper Health Policy

Do you really think that we’re going to swallow that shit? Health policy dictated by McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pepsi? Fuck Off edit FUCK OFF

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NHS news review/preview

Looks like tomorrow’s NHS news review is going to be about cuts causing huge waiting time increases. This is the result of cuts imposed by the Con-Dem – Conservative and Liberal-Democrat – UK coalition government.

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Yet more confirmation that Tony Blair is a lying, divorced-from-reality war-mongering little shit

The Independent confirms that the interests of UK’s oil companies was central to Bliar & Co while they were publically lying and promoting some bullshit smokescreen about weapons of mass destruction, killing his own people – as if USUK wouldn’t … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news: Confirmation that changes are progressing before the legislation is passed, that the listening exercise is a con, that there are currently substantial cuts to NHS services and that the cuts are increasing demand for private healthcare – which … Continue reading

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Michael Moore on privatised health care

Part of Michael Moore’s film ‘Sicko’ detailing the denial of health care under a privatised medical system. I urge you to watch the documentary which shows the effects of a privatised medical system. It demonstrates how important the NHS is.

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NHS news review

NHS news: There are reports of changes to the NHS without the legislation having passed and doctors and nurses warning against such changes, reports of operations and other treatments being restricted due to cuts and the government increasing the use … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news: PM Cameron takes responsibility, unpersuasive claims that Clegg is demanding reforms and that “substantive” reforms will be made, a report on Dept of Health publishing misleading and biased figures to persuade of the need for reform, opposition to privatisation … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. Independent poll shows massive opposition to privatisation of the NHS blood service … Continue reading

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Michael Moore on privatised health care

Part of Michael Moore’s film ‘Sicko’ detailing the denial of health care under a privatised medical system.

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NHS news review

There are many articles about Andrew Lansley repeatedly apologising to nurses for failing to effectively communicate his proposals to nurses following the Royal College of Nursing’s overwhelming vote of no confidence in his reforms yesterday. Ignoring the opposition of doctors … Continue reading

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Sub-lethal effects of pesticides on honeybees

I am uncertain about the claim to be the first research “to demonstrate the sub-lethal effects of pesticide residue exposure on honey bees” – I believe that there may be a growing body of research that demonstrates this. Research expands … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has voted overwhelmingly that they have no confidence in Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s proposed ‘reforms’ of the National Health Service. Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has made a speech … Continue reading

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Michael Moore on privatised health care

Part of Michael Moore’s film ‘Sicko’ detailing the denial of health care under a privatised medical system.

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NHS news review

NHS privatisation Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. BBC News – Lansley faces confidence vote by nurses Health … Continue reading

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NHS privatisation

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is holding a vote of no confidence in Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today. Here’s a vid explaining the topic of NHS privatisation picked up from Dr. Grumble‘s. Today’s NHS news review to follow.

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NHS news review

Nurses appreciate the severity of Con-Dem government attacks on the NHS and there is a weak hint of possible strike action. Nurses are in a particularly awkward position being committed to provide care for patients under the NHS system while … Continue reading

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NHS news review

It was reported recently that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley would break with convention and refuse to address the Royal College of Nurses Congress. It is now reported that he will meet a group of nurses in private at the congress – clearly … Continue reading

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Coming soon

I’ve got a little distracted here. I did intend to anounce some coming soon exclsive content about a flea or two in my head. Anyway you’ve ended up with some Cerys and Catatonia and two different verions of Hallelujah. I … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Opendemocracy has a particularly enlightening article on the progression of privatisation of the NHS from the era of Tony Blair’s New Labour. This lecture, given at Goldsmiths College, is based on the book The Plot Against the NHS, by Colin Leys and … Continue reading

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NHS news review EXTRA

 Conservative election poster 2010 An analysis published at Socialist Economic Bulletin confirms that the Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service is indeed a brutal attack. Some highlights:  To take the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is still about listening but possibly not doing anything beyond listening. There is a suggestion that the campaign group 38 degrees is having an effect after compiling a huge petition. I was mistaken when I wrote this yesterday: “There … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by claims that Cameron, Clegg and Lansley are “listening” to concerns about the bill to destroy the NHS. Labour have condemned the initiative as an “expensive PR stunt” and I agree. There are claims that drastic … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The UK Con-Dem – Conservative and Liberal-Democrat – coalition government have paused progress of the controversial health bill intended to abolish the NHS. Nick Clegg – the discredited leader of the Liberal-Democrats who claims that he can’t remember that he … Continue reading

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NHS news review

There are conflicting reports whether the government is intending to delay or pause progress of the bill and whether there will be amendments. This uncertainty supports contentions that the coalition government is incompetent. A few recent news articles concerning the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by the claim that progress of the bill to destroy the NHS will be delayed or paused for three months. At least two newspapers claimed this story as an exclusive yesterday. The UK Con-Dem – Conservative … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Summary: News of protests as part of the unions “Alltogeth for the NHS” day, BMA concerns and more news of the attack on Lansley’s office. A few recent news articles concerning the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat coalition government – the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Unions have organised an “Alltogether for the NHS” day today. I get the impression that this involves lobbying MPs – there is a tradition of lobbying MPs at their constituencies on a Friday. Andrew Lansley’s Cambridgeshire office has been attacked. In … Continue reading

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