I called publicly for the collective award of the GC to the NHS fully 15 months ago – within a month of the nation going into its first lockdown.
Posts Tagged: Health
Hancock’s resignation. It is now open season on every Cabinet Minister who may have broken the Covid rules – in any circumstance.
His exit was coming. But there’s a risk for Johnson of a media ramp, with other Ministers vulnerable to a feeding frenzy.
A brief apology doesn’t justify him remaining in post. It’s now up to him to do so live. This is one for Andrew Neil, assuming he’s available.
The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,
It won’t be sufficient to cover the costs just for the lowest income voters – most voters will need environmentally sustainable options to be heavily subsided.
Work on the Health and Care Bill began in 2019, before the pandemic. It must reflect how conditions have changed.
The State continues to restrict personal freedom in a bid, it claims, to save life, while trying to avoid spelling out the risks to life caused by excess weight.
Some good things, a few bad ones, some absences – and an opportunity missed not so much to level up Britain as to level with voters.
The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
Richard Sloggett: There will be no levelling up for Britain if there’s no levelling up for health. Here’s a plan to deliver it.
The pandemic has regularly pitched the economy and health on different sides of the policy response. This is a false choice.
Robert Ede and Sean Phillips: The Government faces an election run-up monopolised by reports of NHS waiting times and delays
The third in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
The second in a mini-series of articles on ConHome this week about healthcare after Covid.
The borough, GPs and the NHS knows that the figures are wrong. But without someone to clean the information or update the systems, we will struggle.
Overall, I still think that their re-use in the UK after the summer lull is evidence of the failure of the Government to think on the right margins.
Divergence from the EU on vaping and smokefree products is a quick win from leaving the EU that will improve public health.