Pulse Team Blog
All posts from: September 2012
Where were you on 26 March 2010? A strange question you may think. But I was reminded of that day when I switched on to BBC News to hear the lead story this morning, that the Government is to encourage leading NHS hospitals in England to set up profit-making branches abroad – to sell ‘the brand’ if you will - to help fund services in the UK.
Way back in 2009, when Andrew Lansley was a mere ‘health spokesperson’, he was pledging to reduce the bureaucracy in the NHS.
It is rare that an ethical dilemma sparks such a debate on our website, but the recent story about the GP who was issued a warning by the GMC after offering religious assistance to a patient continues to provoke discussion.
The health secretary had a mountain to climb this weekend to convince GPs over his plans for commissioning - and he might have just scaled it