Work on the Health and Care Bill began in 2019, before the pandemic. It must reflect how conditions have changed.
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The need for a technologically savvy workforce dominates debates, but what we need just as much is more “high touch” or empathetic jobs.
Raghib Ali: The harms of lockdown are exceeding the gains – especially when it comes to school closures
Neither the Covid-19 recovery plan nor SAGE’s minutes indicate that a formal “health cost-benefit analysis” has been done. We need one.
Luckily, Hancock has recognised the need for change, which has been made more urgent by the Coronavirus.
While we want to honour our healthcare system and its workers, we must be open to exploring how we can improve it too.
Our safety net is worn and fragile because it carries too many of the burdens that used to be shared with the little platoons of civil society.
When a Labour leader has exhausted their stock of coherent charges, they claim that the Tories are going to sell the Health Service.
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.