Category: NHS

Astrology, the NHS and clinical negligence

Here’s a batshit insane story, to quote from one of my Twitter acquaintances, Adrian Short: Batshit insane Tory MP David Tredinnick wants more astrology in healthcare: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28464009 … And here’s the story he links to: A Conservative MP has spoken…

Why the NHS must die

Two stories which make me understand why the bad-business sponsors behind the ruling Tory Party believe – and intend – that the NHS must die. First, this one in Spanish and from Spain (robot English here) – basically saying that…

Bureaucracies – our saviours or our assassins?

Rick has a lovely piece on defending bureaucracy as a Good Thing.  It starts off like this: Gus O’Donnell presented a thought-provoking programme on Radio 4 this morning, In Defence of Bureaucracy. He presented two arguments. Firstly, you can’t get much…

Are the English political cowards?

This piece just published by Seema Chandwani on Labour Left describes all too clearly what’s happening to the NHS at the moment: Across the country, the NHS is being dismantled, downgraded and closed down. These decisions are reckless and defies commonsense considering…

The uncaring NHS vs the caring DWP?

There’s a campaign of sorts being waged here – perhaps rightly in parts but unfairly in the main.  Charles Moore at the Telegraph describes the uncaring NHS thus: It is officially calculated that, between 2005 and 2009, up to 1,200…