Tag Archives: Health and Social Care Act

Judith Jolly writes … Lib Dems are leading the battle over the regulations for the Health and Social Care Act

One year ago my colleagues and I sat in a room in Gateshead explaining in detail to party members what we had done to ensure that the Health and Social Care Act included key Liberal Democrat policies and principles.  We explained our efforts to reinstate the Secretary of State’s responsibility for ensuring that there is a comprehensive NHS.  We stated that we would end Labour’s policy of  crude competition on the basis of price, not quality, which had led to the private sector being paid £250m for work which was never done.

Above all, we stated that competition should be used …

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Opinion: Where is evidence based decision making about the NHS?

One of the great things about growing old is that life becomes much simpler. Those raging passions of youth give way, very gradually, to an acceptance that, in the grand scheme of things, we are pretty insignificant. Imagine my surprise when I found my blood pressure rising and my normally equitable mood being replaced by a growing sense of outrage. What exceptional event caused this? Well, it was the  Health and Social Care Act, 2012.

I am not sentimental about the NHS, or any other public body for that matter, and believe that we should constantly be trying to improve our …

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    we could usefully start by teaching our broadcast media the differences between the terms they seem to use without any understanding themselves .. and ensure...
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    Cabinetmakers??? Fascinating. #DamnYouAutocorrect #DamnYouSwipeKeyboard
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    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MENS? Am I first? ;) Like Dave I have found this series of articles both cabinetmakers and useful. Thank you for...
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    I've really appreciated this series of articles. I look forward to getting more involved with LDW at Glasgow Conference.
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