Tag Archives: Andrew lansley

Telehealth – the turning point

Guest blog by John Cruickshank I was so encouraged to hear Andrew Lansley speak up for the importance of healthcare informatics in his conference speech at the Health Computing event last week in Birmingham.  Indeed the Guardian gave as the … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot- Dept. of Health Consultation on Drug Pricing: “A new value-based approach to the pricing of branded medicines”

The Department of Health deadline for public submissions on pharmaceutical pricing is this Thursday. Many pitfalls must be avoided if the Government’s proposals are to form the basis of a successful drug pricing policy. Some problems are not easy to … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

Booze is in the headlines again. Six groups including the leading charity Alcohol Concern and the British Liver Trust have withdrawn from the government’s Responsibility Deal on Alcohol. The Responsibility Deal is all about working with business to improve Public … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspote: How to encourage pharmaceutical R&D

Politicians should only attempt the possible. We must recognise what we cannot do. The UK Government alone cannot influence the direction of R&D significantly. The sums of money involved are so vast that R&D only makes sense in a global … Continue reading

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NHS fragmentation – have we heard it before?

Well the quick answer is yes. Back in 1989 the BMA argued in the BMJ that the then proposed health reforms that Ken Clarke was trying to implement would “lay the groundwork for the future dismantlement of the NHS”. It’s … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – NHS Reforms: Health and Social Care Bill 2011

This blog gives my initial thoughts about the eagerly awaited bill presented by Andrew Lansley on Wednesday 19th January. The Government’s plans for the reform of the NHS were generally well received last summer and during the public consultation period … Continue reading

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It’s rubbish to say the NHS won’t be National

Philip Stephens (FT) and a few others on TV are claiming that the proposed NHS reforms mean that the ‘National’ is being taken out of the NHS. This is scaremongering and just plain wrong. What makes the NHS ‘National’? The … Continue reading

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Prime Minister introduces the Health Bill

“Doing nothing is not an option” with the NHS was the oft-repeated phrase by the Prime Minister in the 8.10am R4 Today interview this morning. He is right. There has been unprecedented investment in the NHS and productivity has fallen. … Continue reading

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Coalition health challenge (needs to reduce demand)

I have written the opinion piece in the Health Service Journal published today, which you may not be able to access unless yo subscribe, so here’s an out-take: The savings that need to be found are attributed to the rising … Continue reading

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