Giving terminally ill, mentally competent adults more choice and control at the end of their lives is a Conservative goal. We should support it.
Posts Tagged: Doctors
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.
Andrew Brown: We must do more for junior doctors. But it should not include giving way to them on pay.
I was previously uncomfortable about the imposition of the contract, but now believe there is little alternative.
The arcane and unnecessary distinction between private and public sector employees is the root of the problem.
These organisations have that strong public service ethos – but also employ the entrepreneurialism and commercial discipline of the private sector.
Jeremy Hunt: Now the BMA has agreed the Junior Doctors contract, here are the next steps in NHS reform
Our broad programme is aimed at ensuring our healthcare is the safest and highest quality available anywhere.
Young doctors have been wickedly misled by the BMA to break the Hippocratic Oath – although one in five has had the bravery to cross the picket lines.