Category Archives: Jeremy Hunt

Our NHS can’t afford privatisation – why MPs must back the NHS Bill this Friday

John Furse 7 March 2016# Even middle England can see that privatisation costs, rather than saves, billions. Will MPs take a historic chance to undo this market mess that’s crippling our NHS, this Friday? Privatisation is bad for our pockets … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: various

Various odds and ends today including Russel Brand and a shouty man in a car. Junior doctors’ pay: a short introduction to the dispute NHS pay has fallen behind inflation since 2010 ed: Apologies, forgot the shouty man in a … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all.

Clare Gerada on the strike by junior doctors.   Unpatriotic militants? No, Jeremy Hunt – doctors are just fighting to be able to care for us all. Being a doctor – or any public sector worker – shouldn’t be such … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis :: Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike

Not fair, not safe – 6 reasons junior doctors are preparing to strike by Nick Carpenter The junior doctor contract governs the pay and conditions of work from doctors’ foundation year to registrar level. All doctors who are not consultants … Continue reading

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You won’t believe what they’re planning for your hospital…

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UK politics news

A selection of recent UK and international news articles Home Secretary waited until terror suspect was abroad before stripping citizenship | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism … [Home Secretary Theresa May] denied that it has a policy of waiting until … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

The government is trying to pass a clause in the Care bill today that will allow hospitals to be closed much easier without public consultation. Hospital closure clause battle heats up today Stormy scenes are likely in parliament today as … Continue reading

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Closure of 23% of NHS walk-in centres ‘will put more pressure on A&E’

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/11/nhs-walk-in-centres-quarter-closedNHS regulator Monitor says closures of 53 popular clinics could leave vulnerable people unable to access GP care Despite huge popularity, nearly a quarter of NHS walk-in clinics offering seven-day care and evening opening have closed in the past three … Continue reading

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‘Truly shocking’ that the private-school educated and affluent middle class still run Britain, says Sir John Major

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/10439303/Truly-shocking-that-the-private-school-educated-and-affluent-middle-class-still-run-Britain-says-Sir-John-Major.html The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class in the “upper echelons” of public life in Britain is “truly shocking”, Sir John Major has said. The dominance of a private-school educated elite and well-heeled middle class … Continue reading

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Number of NHS ‘super managers’ earning up to £240,000 soars amid pay freeze fear

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/10/nhs-super-managers-428-nurse-pay Figures undermine David Cameron’s claims that health service bureaucracy is being cut The number of elite NHS “super-managers” being paid up to £240,000 a year to implement the government’s controversial health service reforms has soared to more than four … Continue reading

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Socialist Revolution

Sounds like Russel Brand’s on the right lines there. [29/10/13 Apologies, that should be Russell Brand.] I used to call for revo …. I had considerations for democracy ~ and after contemplation decided that contemporary UK democracy is an illusion. … Continue reading

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Medical tourism generates millions for NHS and wider economy, finds study

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/24/medical-tourism-generates-millions-nhs-health ‘Foreigners abusing system’ claim contradicted by research that also shows more people go overseas for treatment than arrive Medical tourism is a lucrative source of income for the NHS, according to a major new study that contradicts many of … Continue reading

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Ex-Blair adviser linked to US healthcare giant is new NHS boss

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/exblair-adviser-linked-to-us-healthcare-giant-is-new-nhs-boss-8899875.html A former adviser to Tony Blair who has spent a decade at the top of an American private healthcare giant has been appointed to run the NHS in England. Simon Stevens, the architect of Labour’s health reforms who left … Continue reading

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NHS watchdog concerned over care and safety at one in four hospitals

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/24/nhs-watchdog-care-safety-hospitals-england Care Quality Commission says performance at 44 out of 161 acute hospital trusts in England is cause for concern One in four NHS hospitals is a cause for concern over the quality or safety of the care it provides … Continue reading

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Fury at Bully Hunt’s NHS Pay Rise Snub

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-7b46-Fury-at-bully-Hunts-NHS-pay-rise-snub#.UlT7oS1XnWd Health Secretary keen to axe 1 per cent increase Unions laid into Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday for wanting to ditch a miserly 1 per cent pay increase for hard-working NHS staff. The GMB accused him of “berating and … Continue reading

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