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NHS funding ‘reset’ – Austerity comes first

14 Jul 2016, by in Public services

In a stark comment given in an interview to the Health Service Journal this week, Jim Mackey, head of NHS Improvement made clear the new policy priority for the NHS – austerity comes first. Ahead of a set of announcements for further belt tightening expected soon – what’s been termed the NHS financial reset –…

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A Happy New Year for the NHS?

21 Dec 2015, by in Public services

There’s no doubt about it, the last 12 months have been a bumpy ride for our National Health Service. Will 2016 be any better? A year that started off with the government negotiating its way out of a bout of unprecedented industrial action involving NHS workers in England from nurses and midwives to paramedics and…

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Five ways the government is failing NHS patients

13 Mar 2015, by in Public services

In its damning report last month, the King’s Fund health think tank criticised the government’s NHS reforms as “damaging and distracting” for introducing even more markets to the NHS, for making it too complex to govern properly and lacking effective leadership. The man behind these reforms, former health secretary Andrew Lansley, dismissed the report, saying that the…

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Jeremy Hunt’s plans for NHS competition by stealth

27 Feb 2013, by in Public services

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has proposed new regulations under section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act. The Act became law last March after a long and hard-fought campaign, and these regulations (SI 257) are secondary legislation. This means they’re assumed to simply deliver the detail of the original Act and…

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