The lack of a Conservative Commons majority prevented the Chancellor from doing much more than playing it safe – which he did effectively.
Posts Tagged: Simon Stevens
“In the run-up to Budget people running all kinds of services come to see us and they always have very large numbers which are absolutely essential otherwise Armageddon will arrive.”
The Health Service’s Chief Executive has said what many politicians are too nervous to even whisper.
This is a straight industrial dispute about pay, and high falutin rhetoric about patient safety, privatisation and all the rest is just that.
Downing Street and Conservative MPs should not abandon this reforming Health Secretary under pressure from the BMA and the unions.
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.
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…
We could save an additional 5,000 lives a year if we matched European survival rate averages
He has dropped from view because he seems to have achieved the improbable feat, for a Conservative, of promoting change without picking a fight with NHS staff.
The new CEO of NHS England starts today – and an election could ride on his success.