I hope Lord Ashcroft’s latest book is the first of many that can fill in the gaps in the Party’s understanding of this institution.
Posts by Andrew Haldenby
Andrew Haldenby is the co-founder of HW, a public services consultancy.
Andrew Haldenby: If the Government truly wants to level up Britain, it must improve national health outcomes
Poor health takes older people out of the workforce, reducing local incomes and buying power.
Andrew Haldenby: Surgical hubs deliver better value for the NHS than typical hospitals. So we need more of them.
Javid has a rare opportunity to demand major advances in the quality and productivity of NHS resources.
Andrew Haldenby: GP shortages won’t be fixed any time soon. So Johnson must embrace doctors’ move to digital.
In the debate about face-to-face appointments, it gets forgotten that some patients prefer video and telephone consultations.
Andrew Haldenby: Health and Social Care. Central planning and targets didn’t work for Blair – and won’t do so for Johnson, either.
The Government has a choice. Local solutions with limited funding – or £10 billion on centralised non-solutions.
Andrew Haldenby: To clear the post-pandemic backlog, the NHS will need not yet more spending, but improved productivity
The first in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
Andrew Haldenby: Cameron was right to bury Labour’s targets regime. Johnson shouldn’t now seek to resurrect it.
If Ministers don’t trust the police to use the extra officers, why did they decide to recruit them in the first place?
Andrew Haldenby: The private sector has delivered in this crisis – creating the UK’s outstanding network of test centres
We have been so self-critical over NHS Test and Trace that we have failed to recognise an incredible public service achievement.
Andrew Haldenby: Even after austerity, shocking amounts of money are wasted by underperforming state bodies
Voters are more open to higher spending, but if they pay higher taxes for services that don’t improve then they won’t be happy.
The first writer in our mini-series is concerned that the Conservative education policy is at risk of neglecting the important lessons of the Gove years.
Andrew Haldenby: Ministers are winning the argument on NHS change – general practice should be next in line
Many GPs are stuck in an operational and technological Stone Age.
Downing Street and Conservative MPs should not abandon this reforming Health Secretary under pressure from the BMA and the unions.
The cuts will carry on through 2015 and beyond. If services such as the police are to flourish, they must deliver more for less.
The pace of public service change is swift – but does it extend as widely as it should?
A new report for Reform by Lord Warner, a Blair health Minister and recent Gove appointee, points a way forward.