Archive for 'NHS'
This is a guest post by Samuel Westrop, a Fellow of the Gatestone Institute.
Ramadan TV, a platform for Islamist hate-preachers, refers to NHS North East London & The City as one of its sponsors. In response to a Freedom of Information request, it has emerged that the NHS funded the television channel to the tune [...]
I mentioned the Carillion dispute, involving workers at Great Western Hospital in Swindon, in this post. Here Todd Hamer reports on serious allegations against the private service provider:
Carillion bosses made the workers give them “gifts” in exchange for booking their entitled leave and shift requests.
And here is a report of how one worker’s name was [...]
‘Keep Our NHS Public’ – Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill – Is this the beginning of Privitisation of the National Health Service?
This is a cross post by Dr Mike Squires from The Patient Experience
Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill promises the biggest shake up ever seen in the NHS.
The Bill, at over four hundred pages, is even larger than the legislation that set up the NHS over sixty three years ago.
What does the Bill, if [...]
Posted: September 17th, 2011 under NHS.
Two days after suffering a terrible performance in the local elections, and losing the Alternative Vote referendum, Nick Clegg is showing us he cares about the NHS. Really cares. Enough to play the veto card, which he must have misplaced as he reneged on his promise over tuition fees. Frankly, I’m embarrassed for him. No [...]
Of course the NHS is not free. Prescription charges, like. Or, not so now in Scotland as we follow Wales and Northern Ireland in abolishing prescription charges.
It is a fairly good bet that one of the first comments on this thread will refer to the likes of the Scandinavian model which Alex Salmond [...]
While debate in the US continues about Obama’s healthcare reforms, perhaps UK residents who worry about the NHS should reflect on the state of private medical care in the UK.
People having hip replacements at private treatment centres brought in to cut waiting times are up to 20 times more likely to need painful and expensive [...]
Posted: September 22nd, 2009 under NHS.