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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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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 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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Government forcing us to open NHS to competition, say commissioners

The government promised parliament that NHS competition would not be compulsory under their new laws. New evidence emerges today that these promises were false. Local health bosses are saying they are legally obliged to put NHS services out to competition, … 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. I’ll do a proper NHS news review later – I have to … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Cabinet colleagues on board with NHS shakeup, insists Andrew Lansley Health secretary says Liberal Democrats instrumental in making reforms ‘stronger’   The Liberal Democrats were fundamental in helping to make the controversial NHS reforms “stronger”, embattled health secretary Andrew Lansley … Continue reading

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NHS news review

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) , representing hospital doctors, has chosen to ballot its 26,000 members on the Health and Social Care / Destroy the NHS Bill.   At the Royal College of Physicians, we believe the NHS 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. The BMJ, HSJ and Nursing Times have published the same editorial … Continue reading

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NHS news review: Cameron confirms that the intention is to privatise the NHS

Best wishes for the new year. Seven former presidents of the Faculty of Public Health accuse the Prime Minister of ploughing ahead with an “unprecedented marketisation” of services, which poses a “major threat” to the integrity of the NHS. David … Continue reading

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NHS news review

Colin Leys – co-author of ‘The Plot Against the NHS’ – has an article at Opendemocracy. The NHS will be privatised – it doesn’t matter what the British people want | openDemocracy In voting for the third reading of Andrew … 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 coalition government – the ConDem’s – brutal attack on the National Health Service. BMA Exposes Government’s Unjustifiable Changes in Healthy Pension Scheme | News Tonight … Continue reading

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NHS news review – Colin Leys

Healthy alternatives | Red Pepper Colin Leys looks at how Scotland and Wales have rejected marketising the NHS As expert commentators have amply shown, the coalition’s plan to privatise the NHS lacks any basis in evidence – no surprise there. … Continue reading

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NHS news review

It appears that all is not well following the recomendations of the future forum and the acceptance of its recommendations by the ConDem coalition government. Many NHS news articles highlight the fact that despite the many changes to the Destroy … 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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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 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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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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The Plot Against the NHS #1

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. I got my copy yesterday so I have yet to … Continue reading

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