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Thinking beyond incarceration - justice and mental health

In Britain today mental illness significantly increases one’s chances of imprisonment and impacts disproportionately on the most vulnerable.

A paradigm shift in Labour justice policy is needed, moving away from policies of containment to preventing citizens with mental health problems drifting...

The path to the best care

Last week, Andy Burnham outlined Labour’s vision for a ‘whole person approach’ to patient care as the foundation for the future of health care under the next Labour government.

Under the stewardship of the last Labour government the NHS began the...

The five giants: Disease

In his 1942 report William Beveridge said: “A revolutionary moment in the world’s history is a time for revolutions, not patching”. The challenges presented by our ageing population require as great a revolution in our health and care system today...

Mental health is everyone’s business

Shortly after the Labour party conference in October, Ed Miliband gave a speech about a ‘one nation’ approach to mental health.

He talked of mental health as a challenge that affects us all, no matter who we are. Given that one...

A tax on fat, sugar and salt

The next Labour government will face very tough decisions on tax and spending because of the Cameron/Osborne austerity disaster.

Raising the overall tax burden at all will be politically difficult and is likely to be economically unwise. Yet the cost of...

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