Category: ERA 3

Nationalising General Practice Paul Williams MP, writing in the Guardian on May 8th, states (quite rightly) that some GPs are open to the idea of being salaried employees of the NHS. He may also be right that directing doctors to…

Too small to succeed A small independent midwifery provider, Neighbourhood Midwives, closed suddenly in January of this year. Based in Waltham Forrest, the company ran a ‘continuity of care’ pilot, where each woman was looked after by a small team…

Squabbling about the NHS. What has happened to the Socialist Health Association? Readers of HM may be aware that the SHA is affiliated to the Labour Party, but that position may be under challenge after recent events. Private Eye picked…

Little or no progress had been made (by either party) in progressing policy around what defines social care and the issues around who pays, how funding flows and how providers are managed still wait to be addressed. Convergence of (free?)…

A struggle for survival? The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has suggested that merging hospital trusts could increase patient harm incidents and death rates, according to the HSJ (Shaun Lintern 4th February 2019). The CMA study used a new methodology…

For 4 decades there have been activists who believe that all changes in the NHS are part of a plot to move our tax funded NHS onto the American, private insurance funded, model.  This would then allow services to be…

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Big Pharma bounces back? The UK economy may be sluggish after the 2008 recession but Big Pharma continues to grow, worldwide, with overall R&D spending in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology sector growing from around $128 billion in 2008 to $158…

Commentators such as Simon Duffy have written about the drastic impact of cuts in social care funding.  Hundreds of thousands of older people are being denied the right to a level of independent living they could achieve.  But this is…

Cell and Gene Therapies: The Goldrush continues News from Nowhere was pleased to receive from ReportLinker a review of the business opportunities in one of the mushrooming areas within the biopharmaceutical industry, Cell and Gene Therapies. Both of these therapy…

The Third Era Project is led by Steve Iliffe and Richard Bourne, bringing together a diverse group exploring progressive answers about how our care system should develop. It is based on the idea that the second era of the NHS…