The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.
After the hard work of countless activists across Greater Manchester, on the 11th of February, the doors will open to Greater Manchester's newest law ...
The next few years are going to require some bold and creative solutions to some very challenging problems. These solutions are going increasingly to invented and implemented on a place basis and will be best achieved when local government and the VCS are together promoting and striving for their communities.
A new vision has to win popular support. Universality is key to ensuring buy-in from the whole population and to tackling the unpopular and fragmented local variations that currently exist. Universality is also critical to raising the status of care and caring, and the value placed on care.
It was Labour which created the NHS, and it is Labour which is putting forward the solutions to protect it. We will always fight to protect our NHS, but we need the public to use their voice too. This is our National Health Service - together we can save our NHS.
In order to save money in the future and to make our NHS sustainable, I believe the evidence shows that we must invest more in preventative medicine and in informing the lifestyle choices of the public. Supporting people to live independently healthy lives is just as important as treating ill health when it occurs.
An unequal access to university perpetuates the inequality in Parliament and our judiciary. In order to shape a fairer and more equal society, we must begin with a fairer and more equal access to education.
In October 2010 David Cameron set out his vision for the future at the Conservative Party Conference, explaining how the Government was going to tackl...
The Tory government doesn't care about the fire and rescue service. If it did, it wouldn't have slashed 7,000 frontline firefighter posts, closed around 40 fire stations and scrapped scores of fire engines since 2010. The last recorded year saw a reduction of 1,200 in the number of firefighters - the biggest drop in a single year in the history of the modern fire and rescue service.
Arts Emergency, a charity of which I donate to monthly, is an organisation of volunteers, contacts and thinkers who believe - correctly - that there should be no barriers put in the way of people who want to study or work in art and humanity related subjects.
Since leaving my job at Scope, I've concentrated on lifestyle content. My view has been the world is so much better for disabled people. With financial investment for care support, equipment/technology and living adaptions; disabled people finally could aspire to more in life.
Where a Sex Buyer Law has been enforced in Sweden, Norway and Iceland, countries renowned for their exemplary equality laws, this strategy has proven to reduce prostitution. Meanwhile the results of decriminalisation are verging on well-publicised apocalyptic levels of abuse in New Zealand, Nevada in the US, The Netherlands and Germany. We have the answers. Let's use them.
The tragic floods in Cumbria and other parts of the north of England and Scotland remind us of the importance of public services and public service. ...
The breadth of knowledge and clinical skills needed to be a safe and competent practitioner is very wide. As well as these taught skills, there are the hard-to-teach, intrinsic social skills and communication nuances that need to be honed.
Earlier this week I was playing Ludo with my six year old daughter. She was beating me hands down, and at one point landed on my last hope counter and...