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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. 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...


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