Health Select Committee

Tories: Undermining the NHS and Playing Politics With Mid Staffordshire

Valerie Vaz | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Valerie Vaz

For all the government's tough talk of protecting the NHS, £2.2bn from the NHS budget was handed back to the Treasury in last week's budget. Ministers have let care standards slip as they obsess over an unnecessary reorganisation that's taken £3bn out of patient care when the frontline is making unprecedented savings.

'As Shocking As It Sounds, I Had No Idea'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

The boss of the NHS has faced down calls for his resignation, insisting he had "no idea" about one of the biggest scandals in its history. "As shoc...

Whistleblowing and Patient Safety : The Patient's or the profession's interests at stake?

Rita Pal | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Medical whistleblowing has featured in countless newspaper headlines. The stories are usually victim-focused, implying that if you blow the whistle, your life is automatically destroyed. While that may be true in some cases, the stereotypical "victim" imagery is not constructive, helping neither the psychology of the individual whistleblower, nor the system that spawned them.

Social Care Faces Cash Crisis And Reforms Are Just Distracting, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics

Social care in England faces an acute funding crisis within two years, with the current raft of NHS reforms likely to distract from the black hole in ...