Harding on Health

Putting the patient first

Joanne Harding  |  23 February 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans require robust scrutiny, but it would be a mistake for Labour not to engage with them in pursuit of greater community-based services, writes Joanne Harding  With the National Health Service in crisis and a £30bn funding gap by 2020, it is clear that we cannot go on like this. To remedy this, NHS …

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Care for a penny in the pound

Steven Duckworth  |  23 February 2017

The government could raise £20bn for a ‘social care premium’ by adding an extra penny paid in the pound over the lifetime of the next parliament, writes Steven Duckworth  Since we ushered in the new year eight weeks ago, two topics have dominated the news: Donald Trump and the government’s ongoing attempts to develop an …

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Bold thinking on healthcare

Joanne Harding  |  23 February 2017

Labour needs a healthcare offer that focuses as much on tackling the great public health challenges of the day as it does keeping accident and emergency units open, argues Joanne Harding I went with a very open mind to Loughborough back in November as the Labour Party National Policy Forum was resurrected. What I will …

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