When a Labour leader has exhausted their stock of coherent charges, they claim that the Tories are going to sell the Health Service.
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We need someone with the energy, ideas and enthusiasm to reboot our party and reconnect it with the country – not to mention deliver Brexit.
Without them it would be very difficult either for patients to hold the Health Service accountable or commissioners to identify problems and drive improvement.
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’.
WATCH: “The biggest cash boost in the history of the National Health Service” – the latest Conservative broadcast
“Our long-term plan for the NHS will ensure it is spent well, investing in prevention and better treatments for conditions like cancer and diabetes.”
It’s not hard to find reasons to be frustrated with the Government, but we are still delivering for the British people.
Rob Wilson: Unless we ask the hard questions, this new plan for the NHS will suffer the same fate as all the others
Big initiatives are easier to announce than they are to see through and properly scrutinise. The health service’s leaders are accomplished at getting their way.
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.
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
Our new, outcome-focused, and patient-centric plans fit into a long tradition of careful Conservative stewardship of the Health Service.
Alex Morton: A win for those spending Ministers would be a defeat for the taxpayer – not just Hammond and Truss
The Comprehensive Spending Review has to be seen as a way to reset the narrative. Government need to focus on reform as a positive – not expenditure.
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’s wrong to be using these fees as a stealth tax which squeezes people at times of great stress – and this legislation will leave hospitals no worse off.
It would be most effective to tear off the sticking plaster and hold an open discussion about what is needed and how the money could be sourced.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.