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The Local Health Service?

Andrew Harrop

To succeed over the next 10 years,the National Health Service must also be a local health service. A public service dedicated to the health and wellbeing of every person in England cannot be run as a bureaucratic offshoot of Whitehall. Instead, success will depend on power and trust cascading downwards to local areas, NHS institutions,…

Mental health

Unanswered questions on devolved healthcare in Manchester

Daisy Srblin

As the media was excited this week with news of Staffordshire plans for a £1.2bn sell-off of patient care without proper consultation, the worry that the NHS is increasingly heading towards privatisation feels very real. However, privatisation is not the only reason some have feared that the ‘N’ in NHS is under threat. Indeed, discussions…

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Not-for-profits and the NHS

Andrew Harrop

As expected, Andy Burnham’s Ten Year Plan for Health and Care today confirmed that under Labour NHS institutions will be the ‘preferred provider’. The party is clear that if it wins power, the Lansley experiment is over and independent services will only play a supporting role. But the pledge that followed in the document was…

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Together? Towards health and care integration

The Science Room, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London WIJ 0BA Thursday 27  November 2014, 9am – 12pm There is cross-party consensus that health and care should be more integrated: the government has led the formation...

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Family, Ageing and the Care Society: Full speech by Liz Kendall

Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA

In association with Labour's Policy Review Liz Kendall delivered a keynote speech on how changes in family life and the implications of our ageing population call for radical new approaches to public services and the role of the...

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Together

Andy Burnham MP

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