Tag Archives: demand

Guest Blogspot: Think carefully about value-based drug pricing in the UK and let common sense prevail.

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt share an important skill. They both have firsts from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). I am not the greatest fan of this course because I would like to see more scientists, engineers and … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Predictions

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a … Continue reading

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Now half-term is over

It’s back to work today for all the GPs returning from the ski-slopes and MPs coming back to more Bills than a flock of pelicans. DH has been fairly quiet, just commenting on food and drink: Lancet claims that Ministers … Continue reading

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No place for knee-jerk

On the first day of the BMA conference, The Times reports today that hospitals and employees are already reporting stories of cancellations of procedures, laying off of staff and a general short-sighted panicky response to the need to make savings. … 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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