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Andy Burnham’s plan to integrate health and social care is the boldest idea to emerge from Labour’s policy review so far. If he can convince his shadow cabinet colleagues to back it, can he convince the country in 2015? “The...

On the front line

This week, the health regulator Monitor announced the appointment of a trust special administrator at Mid Staffs after they concluded that the services currently provided were neither clinically nor financially sustainable. This brought into focus again the failings identified by...

The gulf between politician and practitioner

The NHS is arguably the greatest gift that the Labour movement gave the British people and its destruction is a betrayal of the English nation.

Since 1945 the United Kingdom has enjoyed a national health system free for all at the...

The challenges of a changing NHS

In the wake of the Francis Report into the shocking failures at Stafford hospital, it's not an easy time to talk about Labour's vision for the NHS. Of course we love the NHS - that is as true as the...

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