Tag Archives: Health

NHS funding increase needed as financial crisis looms

The NHS inevitably faces a ruinous financial crisis by 2015/16 unless it receives a significant financial injection, according to a new report.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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The government lacks a coherent strategy to tackle childhood obesity

More must be done to educate and assist parents on how to raise healthy children.

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Influential journal criticises government for viewing NHS as a “failing bank or business”

The leading medical journal Lancet has said in an editorial that the government should stop treating the NHS as a ‘failing bank or business.’

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Had an accident playing sport? The Tories want you to pay for your treatment

People in Wales suffering accidents through sporting activity could be subject to an ‘activity tax’ under new Tory proposals. Conservative AM Darren Millar said on a radio phone-in show that individuals putting themselves at high risk through their own choice could be charged by the NHS.

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Boris is right: minimum alcohol pricing misses the bigger picture

This week Boris Johnson criticised David Cameron for pursuing a minimum alcohol price. Boris was right, minimum pricing does very little to tackle Britain’s drink problem.

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The case for universal free school meals – and why Labour should adopt the policy

Fiona Twycross AM makes the case for universal free school meals, and calls on Labour to adopt the policy.

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How will UK patients benefit from Healthcare UK?

Claudia Tomlinson looks at Healthcare UK, which sells the services of the best of the UK health sector to rich people overseas.

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Scotland’s health and wealth challenges laid bare

A new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has highlighted a bleak picture for youth unemployment and health across Scotland.

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Westminster council’s obesity fix is a step in the wrong direction

TweetAlexzandar Swatton  writes on a number of issues, both for this blog and others. A recent politics & sociology graduate from the University of Sheffield, Alex is a former business proprietor and a life-long, active member of  the Labour Party.  Phillipa Roe, the leader of the Tory controlled Westminster council is suggesting implementing the “bright, forward […]

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