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Posts Tagged: NHS Reform
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.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
Elective surgical centres would be an efficient way to lighten the load on acute hospitals. The health service must be less monolithic in order to cope better.
J. Meirion Thomas: The new rules aimed at preventing health tourism are toothless, and leave the NHS wide open to abuse
The official guidance contains gaping loopholes, and Freedom of Information requests show that Health Trusts are unprepared to carry out vital checks.