Health Policy

Friday, June 2, 2017
The Bow Group's Health Research Fellow Dr Jon Stanley has written to NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens calling for urgent clarity over the impact of Labour's bank holiday proposals which we project will result in a 2% cut to NHS manpower. Dear...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Read the original article at the Daily ExpressAs Chairman of Britain's oldest conservative think tank, I have seen more than my fair share of policies. I can honestly say the the social care reforms proposed in the Conservative Party manifesto last...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
David Sergeant argues:- Despite some people's beliefs, cannabis does real harm to most of those who use it.- Cannabis does lead to usage of more extreme drugs.- The potential revenue from legal cannabis is not worth the social and human cost.-...
Saturday, January 14, 2017
 Crisis, crisis, oh the humanity, it's unprecedented I tell you, the roof is caving in, urgent care is broken...actually none of this is true. The NHS is doing its job as a state monopsony, reducing spending to the absolute minimum as defined...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
 The government has waivered on letting EU nationals stay after we leave the European Union. Many believe they should stay on the basis they were already here and this is sound except for one small issue: many will not have been paying health...
Thursday, January 5, 2017
 Primary care really is in crisis.We have all at some point wished upon a shooting star, but it's not always easy to tell them apart from satellites and space stations. This might seem like possibly the most bizarre introduction to discussing...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
 Bow Group Research Fellow Dr. Jon Stanley responds to BBC News' article on Marie Stopes abortion servicesThere are moments in history where laws are passed that are seen as progressive and at the same time so perfect they are deemed beyond...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
 Doing locums in NHS A&E departments is a great way to get an overview of the health service in Britain. Whoever thinks that there is a certain nationwide consistency because, theoretically, all hospitals are part of the same organisation...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
 The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's decision to approve mitochondrial transplant to prevent inherited mitochondrial disorders is a welcome one.  Though this has been suggested to create three parent babies the truth is...
Friday, December 2, 2016
 Having trained as a surgeon at St George’s Hospital, I was sad to learn that this once proud hospital is in special measures after being rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission. Its medical school is one of the largest in the UK, and...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
 Conservatives must rediscover and apply authentic conservative principles if we are to win public trust over the NHS, explains Rupert Beale Primum non nocere- first, do no harm - is the foundation of all good medicine; it is also the great...
Thursday, November 24, 2016
 Healthcare law cries out for reform, says Fiona Bruce, and Conservatives stand for a culture of lifeWestminster watchers will have noticed an upsurge in Parliamentary activity on prolife issues. As well as the adjournment debate on abortion...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
 A real bugbear in our free at the point of use health service is that some things, not directly related to healthcare, are not free.  For some populists on both the right and left car parking fees are a national outrage of epic...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
 The recent Conservative Party conference has given much food for thought over the long term future of healthcare in the UK.  Having collaborated recently on a publication calling for across the board entitlement checking for maternity...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
 Jeremy Hunt has released the most significant shift in medical service provision for decades. It will have a greater impact on the service than Modernising Medical Careers had a decade ago and a more positive one too.It is right that the UK...
Monday, October 3, 2016
 The NHS should be expensive at the point of delivery, says Dr. Myles HarrisWhen an Argentinian visitor , we will call him Pedro, fractured his ankle in Oxford St, an ambulance was at his side in five minutes. The latest in splints was applied...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 Theresa May has confirmed that limiting migration from the European Union will be a red line in the Brexit negotiations. To achieve this, she favours the introduction of a rigid work permit system to stop EU migrants coming to Britain without...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
 Read the original article at ConservativeHomeA rotten deal for the NHS, patients and taxpayersDespite the excitement of the Olympics and the boredom of the Labour leadership election, financial troubles in the NHS still makes almost daily...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
 I have looked into this debate carefully. I have reviewed the evidence of recent trials into HIV prevention through various strategies. I have done this through the lenses of clinical training, experience, and health economics.  I have...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
 The financial pressures on Accident and Emergency wards in Lincoln and Boston are increasing, as Grantham A&E could soon reduce working hours due to long-standing issues at United Lincolnshire NHS Foundation Trust.Data from the Nuffield...
Monday, June 20, 2016
 Peter Williams explains why the Labour-backed assisted suicide Bill had to be defeatedOne of the greatest strengths of the conservative and Tory tradition has been its ability to harmonise concern for, and appropriately weight, the various...
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
 Dr. Jon Stanley, Bow Group Health Contributor writes in The Guardian's LettersRead the original letter at The Guardian"Has the status of the EHIC, the European health insurance card, been raised in the EU referendum debate? What will be...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
 A nationwide health service that identifies undeserving freeloaders away from the point of delivery and charges them fairly can only exist outside the European UnionThe compulsory privatisation which continues can only be arrested by rejecting...
Friday, April 29, 2016
 Atula Abeysekera offers a five-point plan for keeping the NHS aliveOur policy recommendations are not radical, but they are incremental innovations. We are confident that they will achieve cost savings, improve efficiency and productivity to...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
 John Mann’s done it. He’s hit the nail on the head and smashed his thumb in the process.  It is now apparently an EU scandal that the NHS pays more to the EU than we receive. It is a scandal of incompetence both by the government and...

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