Monthly Archives: May 2011

NHS news review

There is a seperate article addressing UK Uncut’s ‘Emergency Operation’. NHS news is concerned with various cuts to services, Tory privateer has an undeclared interest and speculation whether Lansley’s on his way. On a totally different topic: Take a look … Continue reading

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NHS news review – UK Uncut’s Emergency Operation

This NHS news review posting is concerned with campaigning group UK Uncut’s ‘Emergency Operation’ day of campaigning on Saturday. UK Uncut occupied banks drawing attention to the fact that bankers enjoy huge government funding while the NHS is being starved … Continue reading

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Take a look at these

The previous On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing blog is due for deletion on 31st May. Mirror before then if you’re interested. Here are some articles from December 2008 which were reposted after the blog was mysteriously … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s speech yesterday. The corporate press response is very easy on Clegg (compared to mine). It’s not a showdown as suggested by corporate media – Clegg is defending the main parts … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg lies about the NHS

Nick Clegg has made a deceitful and evasive speech on the NHS. Deceitful since he suggests that all will be well and hiding the fact that the Destroy the NHS bill is intended to reduce the scope of the NHS. … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by the British Medical Association (BMA) representing doctors calling for the Bill to destroy the NHS to be abandoned entirely. Unite health worker members believe that the NHS is going to be privatised for the benefit of … Continue reading

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NHS news review: Interview with Colin Leys ‘The Plot Against the NHS’

There are three articles on ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ today: The Plot Against The NHS / Non-Fiction / Books / Culture / Home – Morning Star ‘The Plot Against NHS’: Essential reading for battles ahead|28May11|Socialist Worker Resisting plot against … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Cameron’s pledge to increase health spending in real terms is yet again shown to be untrue. The NHS Confederation – which represents all types of providers and commissioners of NHS services in England – opposes the bill to destroy the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news review: Speculation concerning the future of the Destroy the NHS bill and the coalition government. The King’s Fund response to the Destroy the NHS Bill proposes greater intergation and collaboration to improve services. Further health funding cuts in … Continue reading

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The Plot Against the NHS

The plot against the NHS The Plot Against the NHS by Colin Leys and Stewart Player – review | Society | The Guardian A year ago Peter Martin, the chief executive of Tribal Group plc, which describes itself as a … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news review: A protest by doctors in York. HospitalDr reports on the actually widely known outsourcing of NHS treatment under Labour to reduce waiting lists. Private companies were paid regardless of whether they actually did the operations. Cuts to … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Nick Clegg is demanding the following changes to the Destroy the NHS Bill: These are are from a paper from Clegg to Prime Minister Cameron. It’s immediately noticable that there is not a demand that the Health Secretary continues to … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news: Nick Clegg has split from his coalition partners on the role of the health regulator, Monitor. Clegg also seems to be having a dig at his coalition partners:”People get confused when one day they hear politicians declare how … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by opposition to the Health and Social Care Bill, the bill to destroy the NHS. Andrew Lansley has just finished presenting a speech to the King’s Fund. NHS reforms live blog – Andrew Lansley speech live … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news is dominated by a speech given by David Cameron yesteday. He claims that the NHS must change but that does not justify the privatisation and withdrawal of services that he proposes. He mentions a crisis of funding. 38 … Continue reading

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38 Degrees members in Sheffield Hallam present a petition to Nick Clegg

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The Plot Against the NHS #2

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. p.148~154 References in the original. Within the BMA a strong … Continue reading

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NHS news review

NHS news: Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms are unworkable, says review chief | Society | The Guardian Prof Steve Field, chairman of the NHS Future Forum – set up last month to undertake the coalition’s “listening exercise” – flatly rejects the … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Only a few NHS news items so far today. Lansley has admitted that all London hospitals will have to transform into foundation trusts. This appears to be counter to Tory “no top-down reorganisation” ‘commitments’. Later 13/5/11 edit: Yes, hardly noteworthy … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Lansley claims that he is not creating a market despite the private health industry expecting exactly that with healthcare bought privately or through health insurance, staff cuts affecting the standard of service, Lib-Dems demand that Monitor should not only promote … Continue reading

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