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  1. Lansley’s curse on competition

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    Andrew Lansley’s health reforms are an albatross hanging around the Coalition’s neck. The health secretary’s inability to sell his flagship policy to the electorate has arguably made the bill politically unviable. Criticism from the left and right, perhaps most significantly Conservative Home editor Tim Montgomerie’s call to scrap the proposals,...
  2. Cameron’s “coasting” ministers

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    It’s been a tough week for David Cameron. He has been on the end of a tabloid bashing over his government’s failure to deport the convicted hate preacher Abu Qatada and has been forced to deny that he wants his beleaguered Health Secretary to be “taken out and shot.” If...
  3. A hospital “solution shop”

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    A report published by the think tank Reform this week has warned that the NHS will need £5bn of extra funding by 2013, to prevent the closure of as many as 40 hospitals. Inevitably, it is this worrying prognosis that has grabbed the attention of the national press, but there...
  4. NHS reform: this will hurt

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    I was glad to see, in Sam Knight’s cover story, that health secretary Andrew Lansley has come finally clean about his plans for a top-down reorganisation of the NHS. In doing so, however, he reveals not only the government’s readiness to break promises on the health service, but also his...
  5. Letters

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    The NHS: this will hurt I was glad to see, in Sam Knight’s cover story (December), that health secretary Andrew Lansley has come finally clean about his plans for a top-down reorganisation of the NHS. In doing so, however, he reveals not only the government’s readiness to break promises on...
  6. This might hurt

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    The NHS is facing one of the biggest shake-ups in its history. In a time of austerity and facing a £20bn deficit, is now the right time —and are these the right remedies?


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