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About Barbara Dresner

Barbara Dresner's Social Work career started in residential work with children with disabilities in 1973. She's mainly worked with adults since, based in a total of 9 hospitals, also community-based. A southerner most of her life, she now lives in Greater Manchester.

Articles by Barbara Dresner

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Government duplicity exposed at NHS Expo in Manchester

As the warnings pile up about the financial problems in the NHS, the solutions on offer at its annual ‘Expo’ just don’t stack up.

Will Osborne’s Manchester 'devolution' fall flat on its face?

Today, Manchester becomes the first English region to “take control of its health spending”, supposedly. But what do patients, NHS campaigners and junior doctors think? 

Open up your eyes to 'Devo-Manc'

'Devo-manc' is part of the government's austerity agenda and its wider attack on the NHS.

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