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4 things you should know about new NHS England chief Simon Stevens

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TweetThe new head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, only started his job yesterday, but he is already facing criticism from unions over comments made by him about the role of private healthcare companies in the NHS. In a speech delivered to 300 healthcare professionals in Newcastle yesterday, Stevens praised “the innovation value of new providers” […]

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The Section 75 debate

Jos Bell reports from the Commons on the debate over Section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act.

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Last chance to stop NHS privatisation

Despite constant assurances from ministers as it passed through parliament that NHS reforms would not pose a serious risk to the future of our healthcare system by ushering in full scale privatisation, it has become clear that this is exactly what the government intends to do. However if enough Members take a stand against the government’s reckless corporate agenda, we still have a chance of sustaining a genuinely public National Health Service.

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The public won’t be fooled by the government on the NHS

The government will try and blame the failure of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust on the NHS. The public won’t buy it.

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Report into scandal hit Mid-Staffs NHS Trust could have ‘radical implications’

TweetRobert Francis QC will publish his report tomorrow on the public inquiry into the commissioning, supervisory and regulatory bodies responsible for the failed Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This will be the fifth review of the systemic failures in the trust between 2005 and 2008. Commencing with the Healthcare Commission’s report and ending with the upcoming […]

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Watch: Commons Christmas lolz on last day of term

Watch Shadow Leader of the House Angela Eagle bring down the house on the last day before Christmas this morning, injecting festive cheer to proceedings.

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Banners and brollies: The fight to save Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell reports on the march to save Lewisham Hospital and writes about what is next for the movement.

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Join the fight to save lives and Save Lewisham hospital

Jos Bell explains why we must to save Lewisham Hospital from being a victim of the coaltion’s NHS shake-up.

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Does Lansley think global warming is a “bourgeois, left-wing” conspiracy?

Andrew Lansley yesterday failed to condemn a Tory council leader who said global warming “may not exist” and was dreamt up by “bourgeois left-wing academics”.

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Reshuffle: Health: The five key priorities for Mr Hunt

Jos Bell looks at the challenges facing new health secretary Jeremy Hunt following his succeeding of the sacked Andrew Lansley in this week’s Cabinet reshuffle.

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