Madeleine Davies

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Keeping the faith in our precious NHS

In Health on February 26, 2011 at 4:08 pm

If the Health and Social Care Bill currently being scrutinised in Parliament is passed, it will mean some wholesale changes to the NHS. Nicholas Timmins, public policy editor at the FT, believes the NHS is set to become “much more like a regulated industry of competing healthcare providers”. Ed Miliband has described the reforms as “experiments in right-wing ideology”. But should the public be worried?

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Hello Cleveland!

In Miscellaneous on February 1, 2011 at 7:45 pm

In between watching The Seven Samurai (very good) and eating Heinz tomato soup (even better) I have started a blog. My first proper piece, which I’m about to upload, is all about the NHS – our national religion according to Nigel Lawson. You might find it interesting if you’ve been following the Government’s plans to shake up the NHS. Later on I expect I’ll write something about my latest encounter with Japanese cinema. So far the hero has chucked some rice balls at a thief, a blind monk playing the lute has been (slightly rudely) sshhed and a plan is forming to defend the millet harvest. Exciting times.