The meagre efforts of the Department of Health have failed to curtail it.
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Parents and business need more help from the Government to avert a public health crisis.
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.
J.Meirion Thomas: The Immigration Health Surcharge – a rotten deal for the NHS, patients and taxpayers
This measure, introduced on the Prime Minister’s watch when she was Health Secretary, simply isn’t working.
Responsibility for social care has been downgraded from a Minister of State post to the bottom rung on the Ministerial ladder, Under Secretary.
He says Health Secretary is “the best job in Government”.
Adopting the airlines’ no-fault investigation model is in the best interests of patients, and fits a pattern of minister-led Conservative reform.
Three thousand pharmacies may close down, rather as they did during the late 1960s and early 70s.
Plus: Gummer gets it wrong, Barwell gets it right, Heywood gets oily, the Republicans get extreme…and why Boris may get Transport.
Downing Street and Conservative MPs should not abandon this reforming Health Secretary under pressure from the BMA and the unions.
Having Freedom of Information law follow public funds into the third sector is welcome, but the Government must stop paying to lobby itself.
It is vital that both sides get back to the negotiating table, with mediators if necessary, to prevent action which will harm patients.
The chaos theatre of Corbyn’s leadership may be making all the headlines now, but this autumn the Government will face fights over cuts.
There is a sense of entitlement that they should be carried along without any competition, meaningful performance reviews or a healthy fear of unemployment.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: As both a doctor and a Conservative, I ask: is the current NHS worth fighting for?
The current format of the service is no longer meeting the demands on it – a truth that neither the Government nor its critics are facing up to.