The proposal that nurses in England should be university graduates will further reduce the level of basic nursing skills.
The backlash against Obama’s modest healthcare reforms is born from the fear of an uncertain future and a distrust of the political class.
The support for a Twitter campaign backing the UK health service has little to do with the merits of state-run medicine.
The covert monitoring of public-sector staff will damage morale, and do little to provide decent public services.
The ban on mobile phones in hospitals had nothing to do with safety. It was born of a sniffish disdain for the oiks who use them.
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The ‘doctor-turned-terrorist’ has convinced many that it’s too easy for foreigners to join the NHS. In fact, it’s too hard.
The Darzi review’s focus on empowering patients reveals the UK government’s lack of vision for health, and its degraded vision of citizens.
After Darzi, patients are still treated as poor supplicants or truculent consumers prone to outbursts of violence.
Was the murder of four pensioners by a British nurse a savage expression of today’s devaluation of older people’s lives?
In barring non-EU doctors from training in the UK, the government is scapegoating immigrants for its own screw-ups in medical practice.