The Chancellor has taken his knife to the public health budget for local councils. Going to work, walking to the shops, standing in a queue. For a p...
Yesterday Jeremy Hunt announced that he was prepared to go to Acas. I absolutely did not see this coming; instead I was utterly convinced the gent was...
Policy makers must not only look to manage demand tomorrow, but much further into the future as well. As such, Osborne would have been better to protect public health spending, even if this resulted in a slightly smaller settlement for the NHS.
The English care home sector currently looks after about 450,000 vulnerable people a year, mostly frail elderly people, many with dementia. Shortage of funding means it is now on the verge of collapse with serious consequences for those in the homes, the businesses and their staff and not least the NHS.
The effects of mental health on our global society is has become much bigger, from suicide to depression and what we do in the next ten years could either avert crisis or cause further inequality creating catastrophe and adding burning fuel to this global pandemic.
In an increasingly capitalist world it is easy to give in to temptation, however, that is neither the ethos nor the mandate of a socialist NHS. Before forcing through change let us talk yet perhaps more importantly; let us listen. Only then we can devise a strategy on how to deliver the future, together.
I don't profess to be a world-leading economist. But it doesn't take a Nobel Peace Prize in mathematics to see that these proposals to solve the care crisis just don't add up and won't come close to plugging the gap.
As a junior doctor I have spent the past two months feeling frequently frustrated about the sheer scale of misinformation presented to the public abou...
To the people that rely on the NHS we want to say thank you for sticking with us through our battle this far. We want to say this vote means that we are united in standing up for our profession but we are also united in standing up for you. We will find a way through this, because we sincerely feel your future care depends on it.
It's not too distant a memory when a visit to the GP involved a consultation with a middle-aged man in a suit, practising from a 'surgery' that was often one or two rooms in the family home.
Any headlines and any politician that says patients will not be safe during a strike is wrong. There will be disruption and annoyances - that is the whole point of a strike. But there will be the most experienced doctors providing hands on care for the patients that need it.
Junior doctors like me have been crying out injustice for over two months now. The idea of an imposed contract has, unsurprisingly not been met with a warm reception and so in addition to a plea for genuine opportunity to negotiate, The BMA have been clear that withdrawing this threat is crucial for progress. Personally, I have been pretty vocal about my negative feelings regarding the idea of an imposition....but is it reasonable?
I've been at The National Autistic Society (NAS) for over eight years now and I'm still taken aback when I hear just how difficult it is to get a diagnosis - the days, months and years of pain and distress families have to go through just to understand who they are and to have a chance of getting support.
The junior doctors' strike this past September protested the proposed salary cuts of up to 30%, an increase in these doctors working antisocial shift...
Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.
If Jeremy Hunt offers junior doctors a genuine pay rise, with safe hours and watertight assurances that doctors will be valued and paid appropriately for hours worked then I hope we add on a single caveat and are truly "militant" in its application: