This is a quote from Jeremy Corbyn at today’s launch of Labour’s election manifesto. A completely nationalised NHS, with no scope for private sector involvement. I realise that this is an emotive issue for many, but when the NHS was set up by the Attlee Government it was established with a mix of public and… Read More Labour vs NHS | More bad policy
This is Matt Hancock proudly announcing that the Government is ending the use of PFI to fund NHS hospital construction. And tweeting about: You made have spotted that one of my recent themes is the same policy being announced over and over again. https://jon-chadwick.com/2019/08/25/spin-spin-spin-the-wheel-of-policy-how-the-same-shit-policies-come-round-again-and-again/ https://jon-chadwick.com/2019/09/30/spin-the-wheel-of-policy-again-this-time-its-planning-permission/ Ending the use of PFI in the NHS is a… Read More The end of NHS PFI | Again.
In the mess of Brexit a rather good news story slipped out. DH have finally agreed a deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals to give NHS patients unlimited access to Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco, life changing drugs for Cystic Fibrosis. Just a shame it took so long. https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/Health/Correspondence/2019-20/19-10-24-letter-from-NHS-England-cystic-fibrosis-drugs.pdf Six months ago I wrote about the rather shabby… Read More Pharmaceutical Companies | A good news story
I make no apologies for returning to the on going disaster that is Universal Credits. I have covered this ongoing public policy catastrophe previously: Universal Credits continues to blight the lives of millions of people. Most of the criticism of UC stems from 3 problems: George Osborne used the introduction of UC to push through… Read More Universal Credits | With Robots| Updated with Porn Filters
Yesterdays blog was all about the real and the fake, fact and fiction: I thought it would be fun to follow it up with a quiz. I have a minor obsession with knowing stuff, and being able to organise it in my head, mostly in chronological order. I am not sure if this is just… Read More Fact or Fiction 2 | The quiz
I like knowing things. For as long as I can remember I have enjoy learning stuff, memorising lists: Prime Ministers; Acts of Parliaments; Dates of Construction of historical monuments; Bass players in The Fall. Facts. I love lists of stuff so much that Wikipedia is actually named after me. It’s full name is JonChadwikipedia, although… Read More Fact and Fiction |Fake news, unreliable memories
Some time ago I wrote about problems in the Care Home sector. Politicians have been arguing for years about who should meet the costs of residential care for older people, with no consensus. While this debate has been taking place a crisis on the supply side of the sector has been building up, with Care… Read More Outsourcing Crisis | Care Homes Sector collapse