But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Yet the role of the Tories, under Churchill’s leadership, in the development of the NHS is today entirely forgotten, and so is his Health Minister’s contribution.
His new thriller is readable, but lets the British Prime Minister and Establishment of 1938 off far too lightly.
The Bevan “quote” he keeps citing was made up for a 1990s television play.
One would be hard-pressed to think of a single mainstream centre-right party that has melted down even the most fundamental of internal disagreements.
Our new report finds that the Government could help families, slash Housing Benefit bills and save up to £1 trillion by taking a leaf out of Harold Macmillan’s book.
They and other similar groups are a minor curiosity in this election, but they are a sign of a culture to the left of Labour in parts of our healthcare system.
It was the wartime Minister for Health, the Conservative Party’s Sir Henry Willink, who actually published the 1944 White Paper in response titled ‘A National Health Service’.
In April, we will be able to book GP and hospital appointments online, and have access to a summary of our GP record. Imagine a time when you can skype your GP…
While Labour continue to deny their failings, we are making the NHS the most transparent, accountable healthcare system in the world.
The essence of conservatism lies in coming to terms with reality, not trying to opt out of a changing world.