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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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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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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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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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Number of NHS A&E units failing to meet targets triples in a year

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/04/nhs-a-and-e-units-targets Thirty-nine departments failed to see 95% of patients within four hours in England, up from 14 units for same period in 2012     The number of A&E units failing to meet the government’s four-hour target has almost trebled … Continue reading

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NHS faces unexpected £500m cuts, say hospitals

Hospital trusts say frontline services are threatened by cuts on top of anticipated £1bn fall in funding The NHS faces unexpected cuts of £500m that threaten frontline services, according to a body that represents hospital trusts. Despite the government’s pledge … 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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UK politics news review

Labour Party leader made a well-received speech at their conference at Manchester yesterday. “They think they are born to rule.” … “Have you ever seen a more incompetent, hopeless, out of touch, U-turning, pledge-breaking, make-it-up-as-you-go-along, back-of-the-envelope, miserable shower?” Miliband is … 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.   ‘Chickens coming home to roost’ as number of debt-ridden NHS trusts … 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.   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. “Low Staffing” partly to blame for child’s death   The parents of a … 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.     Supporters of the NHS should fear Jeremy Hunt If the Tories … Continue reading

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