It isn’t about naming and shaming, but making sure ministers and NHS professionals are best able to serve patients’ interests.
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It’s sticks and carrots from the Health Secretary as he attempts to boost face-to-face surgery appoinments.
Richard Sloggett: The doctor won’t see you now. Why the Government needs an urgent plan for primary care.
Speaking to a Conservative MP, his view of the biggest issue facing the party was simple: ‘access to a GP’. His mailbox was filling up.
It’s been estimated that they have the capability to vaccinate about 1.3 million Brits each week, and their services go beyond that.
Government sometimes treats the constraints fatalistically, rather than seeing them as a problem that prices, incentives, and regulations could affect.
Desmond Swayne: Same old Assisted Dying plan, same old unresolved problem – that it would put the vulnerable at risk
From medical prognoses through doctors’ assessments to non-existent codes of practice, the proposal lacks reliable safeguards.
Why the obsessive focus on new tax rises when we need proper spending control – in the form of a real zero-based review?
The Treasury should hold one as the year rolls on, along the lines of that undertaken by Canada’s government during the 1990s.
Digital silos are slowing NHS staff down, causing unnecessary stress, and creating huge inefficiencies and security issues at the heart of the service.
Death is not a statistical data point, and the loss of life of a mother, a father, a child, and a key worker can never be filled.
A national effort led by the Government is required to clear the backlog of operations and treatments. We can do this.
Luke Evans: The virus – and why the litigation nightmare that haunts our servicemen now also threatens our doctors
Defensive medicine may intellectually go against years of training and logic, but it keeps us legally protected. But it might not work in these wartime conditions.
How prepared are we for strict social distancing for the forseeable future, compulsory masks, closed leisure facilities – and a semi-functioning economy?
Cristina Odone: What the police are doing about domestic abuse during the shutdown. And what more they should do.
The imaginative and innovative schemes that they are rolling out across the country to may come as a surprise.
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.