Tag Archives: Andrew Lansley

Coalition cuts blamed for shortage of 20,000 NHS nurses

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coalitioncuts-blamedfor-shortageof-20000nhs-nurses-8933661.html FOI requests reveal ‘hidden workforce crisis’ at odds with official statistics Freedom of Information requests submitted by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to dozens of NHS hospitals in England have exposed a “hidden workforce crisis” that has been … 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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Lib Dem MPs targeted by campaign group over lobbying bill

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/oct/20/lobbying-bill-liberal-democrats-targeted-campaign-group-38-degrees With the controversial lobbying bill having moved from the Commons to the Lords this month MPs might have hoped they would now be spared the protests of those worried the new law will curb the campaigning ability of charities … Continue reading

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Grand alliance of unions and lobbyists want Lords to kill Government lobbying bill

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/grand-alliance-of-unions-and-lobbyists-want-lords-to-kill-government-lobbying-bill-8877469.html A unique alliance of trade unions, professional lobbyists and constitutional reform activists has been formed to pressurise the House of Lords into wrecking the Government’s “flawed” reforms of Britain’s lobbying industry. The lobbying transparency bill, piloted by Andrew Lansley, … Continue reading

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Andrew Lansley’s lobbying Bill is still a ‘dog’s breakfast’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/andrew-lansleys-lobbying-bill-is-still-a-dogs-breakfast-8861358.html Charities caught up in confusing legislation intended to regulate lobbyists and lobbying Andrew Lansley’s last-minute efforts to revamp the heavily criticised lobbying Bill has meant the Government has spent the last month in “a headless chicken run” on flawed … Continue reading

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Government exposed by games over lobbying register

http://spinwatch.org/index.php/issues/lobbying/item/5530-government-exposed-by-games-over-lobbying-register By Tamasin Cave The government’s so-called ‘Lobbying Bill’ has provoked a furious response from charities and unions. They are right to be up in arms. The Bill couples a fake lobbying register with a very real assault on democracy … Continue reading

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Tory marginal MPs facing electoral axe because of NHS crises in their patch

http://www.opendemocracy.net/rachael-maskell/tory-marginal-mps-facing-electoral-axe-because-of-nhs-crises-in-their-patch by Racheal Maskell New research from Unite union predicts that the fate of 11 Tory MPs at the 2015 election could be strongly influenced by the rising tide of public concern about the state of the NHS in their areas. … Continue reading

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Gagging Bill attack on democracy

The Gagging Bill is having it’s second reading today. Despite claims by the government that it has addressed concerns, the bill is still an assault on democratic campaigns while failing to address commercial and corporate lobbying .

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   TUC: six months left to save the NHS A leading trade unionist … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. GPOnline Editorial: Time for the new health secretary to listen to GPs Few GP … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.       Lansley was crap There should be no sentiment about Andrew … Continue reading

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UK politics news review

There are a few changes to David Cameron’s cabinet. I was personally surprised that Andrew Lansley is replaced by Jeremy Hunt. It makes me wonder whether Cameron has been reading McCann (or more likely some poor bod in MI5 has … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   Mark Porter, the new British Medical Association’s chair of council, says cuts … Continue reading

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Lansley loves crap food

Lansley has caved in to fast-food industry, says former adviser Man who helped formulate policy accuses Health Secretary of ‘dereliction of duty’ over Britain’s obesity epidemic Andrew Lansley is guilty of a “dereliction of duty” for failing to tackle Britain’s … Continue reading

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NHS news review : ConDem scum withdraw claim that they are privatising the NHS

Conservative election poster 2010 The UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDems’ – brutal attack on the National Health Service continues. Update: Lansley does not withdraw the 49% cap on private patients. What’s going on? Did they do a … Continue reading

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NHS news review : ConDem scum privatise the NHS

Conservative election poster 2010 The UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDems’ – brutal attack on the National Health Service continues. So far the New Statesman and the Financial Times have noticed that Lansley is to announce today the … Continue reading

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News review

South London NHS Trust is declared ‘bankrupt’ and placed in ‘receivership’. A private company may take over. Insanity returns to the Labour Party. Insane, deluded, divorced-from-reality, barking mad and woofing former Prime Minister and War Criminal Tony Blair to advise … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Conservative election poster 2010 A few recent news articles about the UK’s Conservative and Liberal-Democrat(Conservative) coalition government – the ConDems’ – brutal attack on the National Health Service.   ConDem scum plans to destroy the NHS are coming to fruition following … Continue reading

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