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A view from the campaign trail

Barbara Cannon

The Copeland by-election and the battle to save West Cumberland hospital There is a mighty battle going on just now in Copeland during the parliamentary by-election, triggered when former MP Jamie Reed resigned. Labour has held the seat since the 1930′s and to lose it now is unthinkable. Yet there is a worrying and prevailing view…

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United front

Hazel Blears

Devolution offers the best chance we have to integrate health and social care for those with dementia, writes Hazel Blears For the first time dementia has overtaken cancer and heart disease as the greatest single cause of death in the UK. More than 800,000 people are living with this terrible disease and the number is…

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We need a revolution

Luciana Berger MP

To mark the launch of the Fabian Health network, Luciana Berger outlines five key areas which could revolutionise mental health care  When it comes to mental health, there has undoubtedly been progress over the last few years. Not least, it has risen up the political agenda to become mainstream political business. Perhaps the greatest step…