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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

Number of homeless in England has risen for 3 years in a row, report says Homelessness has increased for three consecutive years, partly because of housing shortages and cuts to benefits, with an estimated 185,000 people a year now affected … 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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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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GPs condemn David Cameron’s open-all-hours surgery plans

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/18/gps-condemn-cameron-surgeries-plan Doctors say prime minister’s pledge is unachievable, as analysis shows only 1% of surgeries open all weekend     Senior doctors have condemned the prime minister’s pledge that GP surgeries will open from 8am to 8pm seven days a … 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 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.   Today’s NHS news review makes clear that the Lib-Dem-Conservative – … 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.   The Con-Dem government yesterday announced that the cabinet had vetoed publication of … 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. NHS reforms: medical leaders demand publication of risk assessment Doctors’ and nurses’ … 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 has a hard time from those opposed to his destruction of … 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. Friday, 10 February Cameron should scrap NHS bill and drop Lansley, … 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. There is a huge amount of NHS news now that the … 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. The debate on the Health and Social Care / Destroy the … 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.   Backers of NHS shake-up turn against Andrew Lansley’s plans Leading … 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. BMA and royal colleges join forces to oppose Health Bill | … 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. Royal Colleges and the BMA (British Medical Association) restate their opposition … Continue reading

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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. NHS news is dominated by the substandard breast implants made by … 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. Docs: NHS care hit by Tory cuts / Britain / Home … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The ConDem scum government quietly announces huge increases in the number of private patients to be treated at NHS hospitals. Clearly this is privatisation of the NHS on a huge scale. If you’ve got the money, you’ll cheat the waiting … 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. NHS should work hand-in-glove with private firms, says Cameron – Health … Continue reading

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