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Will STPs finally wreck the NHS? -

Sunday, June 18, 2017

STPs – A new way to wreck the NHS -

Friday, February 17, 2017

Private health insurance doesn’t cover A & E!! -

Monday, January 30, 2017

The real costs of NHS contracting out -

Monday, September 26, 2016

Taxpayers subsidising private pharmacies? -

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Private health insurance doesn’t cover A & E!!

“That’s the standard technique of privatisation: defund, make sure things don’t work, people get angry, you hand it over to private capital.” Noam Chomsky Top of the range private medical insurance is no good to you if you are involved in an accident and need urgent treatment. Private hospitals do not have Accident and Emergency (A & E) departments so you will be taken to an NHS hospital with an A & E. Up and down England A & Es are being threatened with closure as figures from NHS Improvement (the new combined name for Monitor and part of the…

The real costs of NHS contracting out

The NHS is being given away! Normally, ‘privatisation’ means that shares are sold by the state-owned organisation to private companies, financial institutions and individuals. But shares are not being sold in the NHS – it is being privatised by contracting out. It’s being given away, the taxpayer is not receiving one penny, and it’s downright theft. Not surprisingly, those benefitting from the taxpayers’ enforced largesse claim that this is not privatisation by the back door. The NHS will still exist although the provision of services will be contracted out to ‘any qualified provider’, which is supposed to be more efficient…

Warning: The EU can seriously damage your health!!

A  Martian spaceship is returning to Mars when the ship’s doctor tells the Captain that a crew member is very ill and will not make it back to Mars. “What’s the nearest planet?” he asks the captain. “Earth, where do you want to land?” “I’ll let you know in a few minutes.” said the doctor as he googled “best health services on planet Earth” from a keyboard on the back of his hand. He was soon on the website the Commonwealth Fund(1) and quickly saw a chart comparing the health services in the 11 richest countries on Earth. The best…

Cameron’s EU Race Card

“The UK believes in an open economy. But we have got to be able to cope with all the pressures that free movement can bring – on our schools, our hospitals and our public services. Right now, the pressures are too great.” Cameron’s letter to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, dated 10th November 20151. If the EU ’emergency brake’ on in-work benefits had been introduced 4 years ago only 84,000 families would have claimed in-work benefits and very little money would have been saved.2 Additionally, experts do not expect the ‘brake’ to reduce the flow of EU immigrants…

Live At Tottenham Chance

THE PENCIL TEST Sportsman and entertainers, Opened their hands, Closed their eyes, And took Krugerrands.   Under apartheid, There was black, And white and, 14 types of coloured, And, to be seen, To be correct, The authorities Could the 14 reject, And a fifteenth, Select.   Like Mendel, And his peas, Recessive genes, Caused the sight Of the sleight, Change of colour, In children, No longer white.   Sometimes, The authorities, Couldn’t be sure, If a child was pure, So inspectors went, Into the schools, Followed the rules, And with great care, Placed a pencil in the hair, And a…