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Fambo Number Mive

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New NHS bill
« on: February 12, 2020, 09:33:48 AM »
Only the Independent seems to be covering this:

Boris Johnson is planning to use new health legislation to impose ministerial control over the NHS.

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A bill to be introduced this year will contain new powers for ministers, including Mr Johnson, to issue instructions to NHS England’s chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens.

The move, which is understood to have been developed over the past year by the health secretary, Matt Hancock, is likely to raise concerns that Conservative ministers could seek to use new powers to extend private-sector involvement in the NHS.

Under the current terms, Sir Simon’s position is operationally independent, but the prime minister is said to be concerned that this arrangement makes it difficult for Downing Street to force through changes to the system...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-nhs-new-law-simon-stevens-tory-ministers-a9324761.html

I'm assuming that this a way that the Tories can privatise more of the NHS or something equally dubious.

Fambo Number Mive

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Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 09:36:30 AM »
I know some people don't like such threads but I think it's important to discuss this and a lot of people might not be aware of this story.

Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 11:31:28 AM »
I know some people don't like such threads but I think it's important to discuss this and a lot of people might not be aware of this story.


Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 11:34:48 AM »
Once again DeadJefferson pops up as Paulie is making a twat of himself (but in a different thread this time - clever).

Why do you fucking bother?

Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 12:58:13 PM »
This is a terrible development, and the opposite of what should happen, which is distancing politicians from the NHS. My preference would be for a Health Policy Committee to take over from ministers, much like the MPC does with the BoE, which has been quite successful at stopping short-termist and lobbied politicians from fucking things up too much, because they don't have direct control.

Ah well. The NHS is now even more fucked than it was.

Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 01:05:48 PM »
This is what the people want.

Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2020, 01:13:40 PM »
Get it done. Get the NHS hollowed out and used as a revenue stream for Tory donors. We need doers not thinkers. Who cares what you’re doing, just get it done - then do something else and get that done.

“I’ve got a massive mandate to be a massive twat”

Shit Good Nose

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Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 01:22:07 PM »
Northern Rail brought back into public ownership, social services gradually moving back in to local authority remits, and no doubt more to follow over the next few years - what is it the tories don't get about certain things not being suitable as profit making enterprises????

Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 01:32:54 PM »
well, at least we stopped jermy crobbins and his jew-hating pronoun-declaring nonsense

BlodwynPig

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Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2020, 01:35:56 PM »
well, at least we stopped jermy crobbins and his jew-hating pronoun-declaring nonsense

Report out?

Russia report out?

DIEEEEEEEEEE

Shit Good Nose

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Re: New NHS bill
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2020, 01:51:33 PM »
well, at least we stopped jermy crobbins and his jew-hating pronoun-declaring nonsense

Perhaps now he can get back to doing The Wombles.  Not in a sexy way.

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