Tag Archives: healthcare reform
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by musicman.
To close or not to close, that is the question that many commissioners across the land are seriously considering as they look to reconfigure health services in local communities. It is nothing new and for many years NHS professionals have known that the current district general hospital model isn’t sustainable. So what’s different this time? [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by musicman.
After months of toing and froing, creating new health organisations, shadow working and streamlining, the new commissioning model in the NHS will officially start from April 2013. Many will argue that it has already started, with new leaders in the NHS trying to stamp their authority as early as possible. The new commissioning structure will, [...]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2012 by photohead.
Not too long ago, musicman posted the question – Where is Jeremy Hunt and what is he doing? One can only hope, as Michael Portilo claimed, that Jeremy is a ‘doer’ not a thinker, and that he is pushing the reforms through quietly in the background. Only time will tell what he has been up [...]
Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by musicman.
After his appointment as Health Secretary in September, Mr Hunt said his new job would be a ‘huge task’, he was ‘extremely honoured’ and it was ‘the biggest privilege of his life’. It was seen as the biggest change in the cabinet reshuffle and raised eyebrows at the time for reasons we are all well [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by chiantichiara.
So, David Cameron has stuck to his word and is undertaking a major reshuffle of his Cabinet. As I write, not all the moving and shaking has been completed, but the post that interests us the most at Aurora Towers has been addressed – Andrew Lansley has been replaced by Jeremy Hunt as the new [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by balletfanatic.
I have just got back from my second annual trip to Doctors 2.0 & You conference in Paris and as I love a good word cloud I thought I would repeat last year’s exercise to see whether the conversations were different this year. This year over the conference there were 4,124 tweets on the #doctors20 [...]
Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by chiantichiara.
If the government’s Health and Social Care Bill is to go ahead, this time next year, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country will be preparing to ‘go live’. Set to replace the current Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and powered by GPs, CCGs will commission local health services and will take control of 60% of [...]
Posted on 23. Aug, 2011 by chiantichiara.
While the dust is settling on Tottenham, Clapham, Hackney, Brixton and the other areas worst hit by the recent riots, the public debate as to how we got to where we are today, and what can be done about it, still rages on. I remember saying to my boyfriend, as we watched the events unfold [...]
Posted on 15. Jun, 2011 by chiantichiara.
…and the past 48 hours has certainly proved that to be true. Within hours of the Future Forum announcing their recommendations further to the White Paper listening exercise, the Government has accepted the key changes and will make major concessions to the Health Bill. Although apparently not a ‘U-turn’, this is certainly is a major coup. [...]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 by Handbaglady.
The USA moved one step closer this week to healthcare for all, (despite no Republican support(!) with the approval of President Obama’s 10 year health reform bill. This is fantastic news for the estimated 32 million uninsured Americans and also for Obama himself but what does this mean for the pharmaceutical industry as a whole? [...]
Posted on 20. Aug, 2009 by Handbaglady.
A very interesting thing is happening across America at the moment – people are very publicly voicing their opinions about an issue that affects every single one of their population – healthcare. President Obama’s plans for healthcare reform have lead to widespread debate, criticism and media scrutiny but the debate about healthcare is not new [...]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2009 by Handbaglady.
The NHS finds itself slap bang in the middle of a political storm in the US as Republicans use our healthcare system to attack President Obama’s proposals for broader government involvement in healthcare provision. The trouble is that arguments are becoming more and more outlandish, emotive and downright inaccurate. Republican Chuck Grassley (the most senior [...]