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UKIP and the NHS: reigniting the insurance debate in the NHS

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Emma Spencelayh 22 January 2015
Earlier this week Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, was reported as reigniting the debate on private health insurance as an alternative model for funding the NHS. Back in 2012 Farage was recorded advocat...
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Human factors in health care – what’s new and what next?

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Martin Bromiley 15 January 2015
Those who know me well will know that I'm a pessimistic optimist – I know we'll eventually see human factors firmly embedded in health care across the world, but I know it won't happen with...
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Are we destined for a Korean health care system as Labour suggests?

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Emma Spencelayh 13 January 2015
There can be no doubt that election season has well and truly started, with the NHS as one of its central issues. In the midst of growing concern about A&E waiting times, Labour published The NHS ...
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We shouldn’t just blame sheer weight of traffic for NHS queues this winter

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Glen Burley 08 January 2015
I was in Manchester last weekend and drove back on the M6. As we approached the Cheshire/Staffordshire border the traffic slowed down and stopped. We then crawled slowly for what seemed like ages and ...
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Integration: put people first

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Patrick Hall 05 January 2015
A friend recently told me she’d had eleven assessments in the past year, all relating to her health and care needs. When attempting to more closely align health and social care, the last thing w...
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