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For the first time, Jon Ashworth refers to the loss of national risk pooling posed by the STPs, ACOs and ICSs. He also states his intention once in government to introduce a (note: not the) NHS Reinstatement Bill.

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Jon Ashworth MP Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Health addressed the meeting and took questions. He has been in role for 5 months – shares Bevan’s vision of the NHS. Health Service dominates many issues in British politics. Its not only fair but an efficient service. NHS is being pushed to the brink of disaster – the Red Cross has spoken of a humanitarian disaster, Sir Robert Francis QC has warned financial and demand pressures on the NHS have created an environment in which a care scandal equal to that at Mid Staffordshire is “inevitable”. Ashworth reports that next years […]
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While I’ve been personally lucky in life with my own health, whenever my family or I have needed the NHS it’s been there for us. My children were born in Mansfield’s Kings Mill Hospital and Leicester’s General Hospital. The quality of care and dedication from staff, every one of them from doctors and midwifes to porters, receptionists and canteen staff was consistently exceptional, compassionate, reassuring and kind. They truly were among the very best of the NHS – and indeed of Britain. Growing up in Manchester, Park Hospital – perhaps better known these days as Trafford General – was the […]
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Welcome to your new role as Shadow Secretary of State for Health. It is to be hoped that you can build a strong team and bring continuity after the sadly premature departure of Heidi Alexander. You take the role at a time of major pressures on our NHS due to the inadequate funding and the lack of proper system of accountability because of the ludicrous H&SC Act. We are also witnessing but not adequately highlighting the disgraceful continuing decline in social care and support. Labour went into the 2015 general election with some care policies that were widely supported throughout […]
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