Trump is trying to ignore the voices but a system like our NHS is an idea whose time has come
Dr Louise Irvine is a founder member of the National Health Action Party, GP and Chair of Health Campaigns Together. She stood against Jeremy Hunt in the 2015 and 2017 general elections, taking 12,093 votes in the latter: a 7.8% swing to NHA.
The Prime Minister’s claim that the NHS can expect a year-by-year increase in funding of 3.4% paid for – in part – by a Brexit dividend, is rightly deserving of ridicule. But, I can’t help but feel that it has also been successful in drawing attention away from the wider issue
19/06/2018 11:43 BST
Read the Conservatives' election manifesto and it's crystal clear that they are pledging the £8billion over the course of the next Parliament and not annually by 2020. That is only £8billion cumulatively - far less than the £8billion per year by 2020 that Stevens said was the very minimum needed to adequately fund the NHS.
21/04/2015 17:12 BST
There is an area of health care that the general public in England does not know much about and that our politicians would prefer to keep that way. Its only when you have a relative with a serious long term health condition that you discover the complex, unfair and inhumane system that you have to go through to get NHS funding for the care your loved one needs.
16/02/2015 12:05 GMT
You might be able, in the back rooms of Westminster, to convince one another that you can get away with a less-than-coherent health policy and rely on a lot of talk about the1930s to swing overwhelming public support for the NHS your party's way. But what the Labour Party needs now is a bit more Bevan-style fire in its belly.
06/01/2015 18:26 GMT
The £700million 'winter crisis funding" the Government is throwing at the problem is too little, too late. It is intended to avert political embarrassment in the run up to the election. Sadly it's unlikely to have much impact on the conditions for patients or staff in our A&Es this winter.
19/12/2014 18:21 GMT
18/06/2014 12:08 BST
Charging people £10 a month would breach the fundamental principle of equity on which the NHS is based. £10 per month may not be much for some people but it is a lot for people on low incomes, on top of all the other rising living charges they face.
31/03/2014 10:33 BST
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