The current pressures faced by the health service are not new or exclusive to the 21st Century. Let’s learn from past experience.
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WATCH: “Does the Prime Minister agree with the Foreign Secretary?” Corbyn deploys Johnson’s NHS funding demand against May
In return, the Prime Minister pledges to continue increasing funding for the health service, while the Labour leader tries to pit her against A&E doctors.
Elective surgical centres would be an efficient way to lighten the load on acute hospitals. The health service must be less monolithic in order to cope better.
Stephen Booth: The immigration policy that voters want post-Brexit puts control first – and a reduction very much second
Overall, our new report suggests that public attitudes towards immigration – and indeed leaving the EU – are not fuelled by racism or intolerance.
Maria Caulfield: We already have a right to die – and shouldn’t force a duty to kill on doctors and nurses
Even the activists campaigning for legalised assisted suicide have admitted that “the majority of people who die in the UK will not suffer pain”.
Giving terminally ill, mentally competent adults more choice and control at the end of their lives is a Conservative goal. We should support it.
Within the autism community, almost eight in ten will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The NHS must provide better support.
Plus: We need a Housing Minister who will do for new homes what Michael Heseltine did with development corporations in the 1980s.
James Frayne: Healthcare, crime and justice, quality retirement and the provinces. Four priorities for the Centre-Right
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.
The professor, who has made a career out of evidence-based scientific analysis, has himself fallen into the trap of political hyperbole and generalisations.
If there is one lesson we learnt from the EU referendum last year, it is that people are crying out for more control over their lives.
Easing pressure on A&E departments is not just about more money but good management throughout the NHS.
More money? There isn’t any. A grand bargain on social care? There’s no sign of agreement. A new GPs’ contract? There’s no appetite for more strikes.
Under-trained asylum caseworkers are rejecting clinical evidence, leading to misery for genuine applicants and expensive court defeats.
Jeremy Hunt: We will train the doctors we need – but we are entitled for them to be loyal to the NHS in return
Given each extra medical school place means a cost of £220,000 to the taxpayer, we must also ensure this money is being spent on staff for our NHS.