A better future for the local NHS

Mr Cameron and Mr Hunt have been setting out their aims for the NHS over the rest of this decade.

They begin with the promise that the NHS budget will be protected and increased in the next Parliament if there is a Conservative government.

GP access will be improved, with 7 day appointments by 2020. Everyone will have a named NHS Dr.

This Parliament has seen a real rise in money available for the NHS, and local Drs have a bigger say in commissioning and running the local NHS.

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  1. Narrow Shoulders
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Just chucking evermore sums of money at a problem does not solve the ills causing that problem. The NHS must remain free at the point of delivery but its operations need not be determined by public sector procedures and procurements.

    Running each health outlet like a garage with fixed sums invoiceable per procedure will bring value and accountability into operations.

  2. BobE
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    “if there is a Conservative government.”

    John you must know that another hung parliament is the most likely outcome. There is no chance of a conservative majority. My hope is that after you remove CMD then you can form a coalition with UKIPs 40 seats.

    Posted November 14, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Any objections from our trading partners in and out of the EU about asset stripping their doctors and medical staff and other workers in their infrastructure? Are they content to continue furnishing our NHS and providing their university graduates and trades persons for strawberry picking in Wiltshire?

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