Plus: Shame on the Conservative whips. And away with Julian Assange: most of us would happily pay his airfare.
Posts Tagged: NHS
Individuals must be held account. It is the least we owe the relatives and patients. But we should be precise and forensic in focusing on areas where further reforms can make the most impact.
Grieve is right. The logic of a Government defeat today leads to a change of leadership – and a general election
Neither Tory MPs nor voters want a poll, but a paralysed Government and Parliament would make one all but unavoidable long before 2022.
There is zero chance that the public are going to back any meaningful reform of the service any time soon.
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
“It is a problem that a typical NHS Clinical Commissioning Group negotiates over 200 different legal contracts with other, different, parts of the NHS. It is too bureaucratic.”
James Price: More borrowing and higher taxes are not the only – or even the best – way to free up more money for the NHS.
But some of the reforms listed above would improve the quality of healthcare, save money and set the service on a more long-term footing.
The Prime Minister discusses how her “ten-year plan for the NHS” will be funded.
WATCH: Ashworth – “We know what [May] is really talking about is increasing borrowing and increasing taxation”
The Shadow Health Secretary adds that Labour will “match” the Conservative’s NHS spending increase but is “prepared to go further”.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
It’s time for a big investment to secure the long-term future of medical and social care free at the point of delivery.
Sejal Bhansali: The Sugar Tax is a good start in improving dental health – but we should use education, too
Better information in schools, and perhaps even putting photos of rotten teeth on sugary drinks containers, might help.
Howard Flight: Our ageing population makes it almost inevitable that we will one day have to contribute towards our healthcare
The alternative is endlessly loading more costs onto the young via taxation, when they are already significantly worse off than their parents.
We already have one of the highest proportions of foreign-trained doctors in Europe – 29 per cent compared to less than 10 per cent for France and Germany.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.