Tag Archives: Andy Burnham

Loneliness among the elderly impoverishes us all: we need to flip the social care system on its head

With finances stretched, getting better value for money from our social care system means making some tough choices on spending.

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Saving Lewisham hospital – saving the NHS

Last week I visited my GP surgery. After a much more protracted wait than any prior visit, I was given a homily about the state of the NHS, advised that it might be easier to seek a scan (already advised by another practitioner) through a private route.

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Campaigners step up fight to save lives and Save Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell writes on the progress of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign and the continued ignorance of Messrs Hunt and Kershaw.

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Unfair, dangerous, unbelievable… Hunt’s death clock ticks down on Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell updates us on the progress of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign and attacks the ignorant ideology behind those who wish to close the hospital.

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Labour must ensure patients not profit are the way forward for the NHS

In fighting the health and social care act, Labour must reject outmoded marketisation, building a consensus around the NHS’s founding values.

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Vote 2012: Safe in their hands? The six broken Tory NHS promises

Jos Bell reports on the six Tory broken NHS promises, as Labour puts health at the forefront of their local elections campaign.

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Last Post for the NHS?

Jos Bell presents eyewitness sketches from both Houses on the final passing through Parliament of the health and social care bill this week.

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Being aware of the risk, how can the government carry on regardless?

Jos Bell presents her sketch of the NHS Risk Register debate.

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Paediatricians warn of “extremely damaging effect” of health bill

More than 150 members of the Royal College of Paediatrics have today called on the health and social care bill to be withdrawn, reports Shamik Das.

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It’s time to take mental ill health seriously

Ed Jacobs argues that the focus on mental health in the NHS bill purely in terms of government defeats shows that paucity of attention which it garners normally

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