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Posts Tagged: Health
Anything that is easy to administer and available to everyone at low cost has to be a useful aid in dealing with this epidemic.
David Hare: To help ensure better healthcare, politicians must make the case for the NHS internal market
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.
Justin Tomlinson: Childhood obesity. As this World Cup rolls on, it’s time for real solutions – more sport, not political gestures
We need to allocate funds from the Sports Premium and the Sugar Tax to open up school sports facilities and playing fields.
Our new, outcome-focused, and patient-centric plans fit into a long tradition of careful Conservative stewardship of the Health Service.
Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
The Labour leader wants it “made readily available as quickly as possible” – but won’t be drawn on recreational use.
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
Individuals must be held account. It is the least we owe the relatives and patients. But we should be precise and forensic in focusing on areas where further reforms can make the most impact.
There is zero chance that the public are going to back any meaningful reform of the service any time soon.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
It’s time for a big investment to secure the long-term future of medical and social care free at the point of delivery.
Sejal Bhansali: The Sugar Tax is a good start in improving dental health – but we should use education, too
Better information in schools, and perhaps even putting photos of rotten teeth on sugary drinks containers, might help.
This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.