Tag Archives: mid-staffs

Norman Lamb writes… How Liberal Democrats are promoting safety and openness in the NHS

nhs sign lrgAs a Liberal Democrat, my priority for the NHS is simple. I want patients to have the best possible care. When people are ill and vulnerable, they deserve safe and compassionate care provided by doctors and nurses with the best possible training and medical expertise. And people need to know that, when mistakes are made, doctors will be open with them – and that lessons will be learnt.

What happened at Mid Staffs Hospital was a shocking scandal. The stories of neglect sent shock waves across the country. This Government …

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , , and | 4 Comments

Opinion: Our NHS – the good, the bad and the ugly

nhs sign lrgIt is a week since Robert Francis’s report on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust exposed massive failures in the NHS, from top to bottom.

The silence from the political left is deafening. Of course there has been the usual horror and condemnation, and calls for heads to roll. But this wasn’t just a case of lax professional standards, which can be sorted out with a bit of culture training, it was complete system failure from cleaner up to Prime Minister.

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged and | 23 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 9:04pm
    @David Evershed "The Top Gear audience are not offended by Clarkson and those that are should watch something else. Neither will the Top Gear audience...
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 8:48pm
    Hi "Ex Liberal" I don't agree with the Syria vote. 2 / 8 MPs voted against, reflecting the difficulty of the vote. However, while I...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 8th Feb - 8:48pm
    Well I blame Mary Jane for the death of an anonymous Halifax chorister on Ilkla Moor. The daft soft headed feller went a'courtin her without...
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 8:43pm
    Exactly Eddie. Spot on.
  • User AvatarHuw Dawson 8th Feb - 8:42pm
    I would like to draw attention to the recent AGM of Liverpool Liberal Democrats, where a space on the executive was created for a Equalities...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 8th Feb - 8:29pm
    It's probably impossible to ban this song even if parliament voted so. It would become a symbol of defiance against oppressive government. People would drive...