Andrew Lansley? We know a song about him don’t we, children.
I must say that any group who would willingly listen to this cove can’t be all that NICE, so I hope to see you all there on Tuesday at 5.
(ah, I’m informed NICE, in this context, is an acronym, not an adjective.)
Lansley is responsible for the Health and Social Care Bill, which is currently passing into law, having been voted through by the Tories and Lib Dems, despite the legislation not being in either manifesto, and David Cameron having said that there would be no top down reform of the NHS.
Already the vultures are circling, with Virgin Health and Serco picking up contracts to run NHS services. The cap on private patients in NHS hospital has been raised to 49% and the responsibility for the provision of healthcare services has been removed from the Secretary of State for Health (they now only have to “promote” healthcare services – creating the…
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