Category: Reform of the NHS and Social Care

I have been writing a book about Robert Oppenheimer, the man who created the A-bob, only to fall foul of the McCarthyite atmosphere of 1954…

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Professor Sir Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical officer, must be thanking his lucky stars that he isn’t Anthony Fauci, his much-maligned equivalent in the USA,…

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Leadership in the NHS, especially at the hospital level, is problematic. The generally poor quality of management has been mentioned, and so, too, the fact…

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It has now been ten years since I finished my work as an independent reviewer for the UK government.  I had never done such a…

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I feel quiet positive about Keir Starmer’s intervention on the NHS yesterday. It provides a chink of hope that the political left can think beyond…

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This book discusses the reforms required to improve the UK’s care for those with mental health conditions. These are: • Take sustained action within the…

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Before, I launch into the second in my series about resources the NHS ignores – I need to make a quick apology about my previous…

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Now that both ambulance drivers and nurses are set to strike over the Christmas period, it is at least worth asking the question – can…

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Our poor NHS is rather like many of our fellow citizens suffering from a post-Covid Syndrome. Two years after the pandemic, we have the longest ever…

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This letter first appeared in the Financial Times Martin Wolf’s article encouraging the Tories “to abandon their shibboleths” with respect to economic policy and embrace…

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OPEN MANIFESTO POLICY DRAFT The current NHS funding model has not changed since its founding 80 years ago and yet all attempts are reform have…

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Radix Fellow, Prof Stephen Smith, has proposed a new hypothecated tax and other measures to increase NHS funding and to ensure everyone contributes fairly. These…

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