There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
Posts Tagged: Health
The Government should get on with publishing the promised Green paper and return to the pledge in our winning 2015 election manifesto.
We need a comprehensive plan for adult social care, complemented by a national strategy for preventing avoidable ill-health in later life.
Matt Hancock: 75 years on, let’s celebrate how we Conservatives were the original Party of the NHS. And are still serving it today.
It was Henry Willink, supported by Churchill, who declared the NHS should be “free at the point of delivery, according to need not ability to pay.”
The latest consultation was due to be published at the end of 2018, but there is still no clear publication date in sight.
Without them it would be very difficult either for patients to hold the Health Service accountable or commissioners to identify problems and drive improvement.
These archaic machines cause NHS patients to miss appointments, hospitals to lose records, and cost millions of pounds in paper storage each year.
Andy Street: Beneficial, healthier, better. Our West Midlands plan to get people out of cars and on to cycles.
“We want to kick-starting a transport revolution that steers our population towards healthier ways of getting from A to B.”
Rachel Wolf: On policy, it’s not the Independent Group that’s driven to the margins. It’s the Conservative Right.
The new group’s platform is not very inspiring. But its biggest problem is it they won’t be very different from the Conservatives’.
The defectors are wrong. The Conservatives aren’t shifting to the right. They are mired in the mixed middle.
No less than the ERG, the group of three sees everything through the prism of Brexit – which, let it not be forgotten, they voted to support themselves.
Fabio Conti: A plea for Conservative unity in these fractious times – and how we must plan for the challenges of the future
It is rarely Brexit that people raise on the doorstep. It is concerns about the NHS; their local school; the difficulties faced by social care, or the rise in violent crime.
Mordaunt, Rudd and Hancock offer three examples in today’s papers of how British politics work now.
Lee Rowley: Brexit is big. But our politics is bigger – and I say that as a committed Leaver. Here are some ideas to boost it.
Remainers and Brexiteers alike must recognise the politicians are stuck in an ever-decreasing circle of fervour, hyperbole and hysteria.
It’s a politically sensitive subject and the Government has a lot on its plate, but the Treasury is right to be concerned with ensuring value for money.
I, like many colleagues, react badly to the Party’s decision to try and strong-arm me into voting for this deal.