Author Archives: Jos Bell

Saving Lewisham hospital – saving the NHS

Last week I visited my GP surgery. After a much more protracted wait than any prior visit, I was given a homily about the state of the NHS, advised that it might be easier to seek a scan (already advised by another practitioner) through a private route.

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Jeremy Hunt’s Catherine Wheel of spin

“That is the most extraordinary speech I have heard from a secretary of state for Health in all my years in this House – this is the first speech in which a secretary of state has claimed he is not responsible for anything.”

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The ultimate betrayal – Shirley Williams and the Lib Dems hit the NHS where it hurts

April 24 brought Lord Philip Hunt’s motion against the Health and Social Care Act Secondary Legislation Section 75 – a rarely achieved format in the Lords, only allowed in exceptional circumstances.

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The Section 75 debate

Jos Bell reports from the Commons on the debate over Section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act.

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The public won’t be fooled by the government on the NHS

The government will try and blame the failure of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust on the NHS. The public won’t buy it.

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Comment: Hunt fails his own test on Lewisham

Jeremy Hunt has failed his own test on Lewisham Hospital following his decision on the hospital’s future last Friday.

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Campaigners step up fight to save lives and Save Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell writes on the progress of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign and the continued ignorance of Messrs Hunt and Kershaw.

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Unfair, dangerous, unbelievable… Hunt’s death clock ticks down on Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell updates us on the progress of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign and attacks the ignorant ideology behind those who wish to close the hospital.

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Banners and brollies: The fight to save Lewisham Hospital

Jos Bell reports on the march to save Lewisham Hospital and writes about what is next for the movement.

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Join the fight to save lives and Save Lewisham hospital

Jos Bell explains why we must to save Lewisham Hospital from being a victim of the coaltion’s NHS shake-up.

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