Category Archives: Health

NHS and Health Policy

The NHS is now showing as the key election concern amongst the electorate and I’m not surprised. Equal access to healthcare has to be one of the crowning glories of our country. Not for us, the US-style system where no … Continue reading

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Musgrove Park Hospital – Vanguard Eye Contract

I understand that the long-awaited report into what went wrong with Musgrove Park Hospital’s outsourced ophthalmology contract with Vanguard Healthcare will be released next week. I have been asking questions about this for months and am hoping that those that … Continue reading

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Who Supports the Hospital Closure Clause?

The Government last night succeeded in slipping a clause into the Care Bill that is currently going through the House of Commons that enables the Health Secretary to arbitrarily close any hospital in England. Following his bloody nose over attempts … Continue reading

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The Truth About Those Headlines on Poor GP Practices.

Anyone who read much of yesterday’s coverage of the Care Quality Commission’s report on GP practices could be forgiven for believing that great swathes of general practice in the UK are delivered to a poor standard. However, scratch the surface … Continue reading

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What Future for Musgrove Hospital?

Over the next two years Musgrove hospital is required to make savings of £38 million. The savings must be made in response to the hospital’s essential building programme and must be made against a backdrop of falling government funding; the … Continue reading

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