The public are consistently reported as being entirely relaxed about who provides their care. What matters is that it is high quality and free at the point of use.
He has been more robust than any if his predecessors in challenging NHS failings. Prime Ministers seem to have given up trying to sack him.
It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
From housing to university access, from the criminal justice system to the House of Commons, ethnic minority communities desire and deserve a fairer deal.
The current pressures faced by the health service are not new or exclusive to the 21st Century. Let’s learn from past experience.
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.
Overall, our new report suggests that public attitudes towards immigration – and indeed leaving the EU – are not fuelled by racism or intolerance.
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.
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.