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About Jessica Ormerod

Jessica Ormerod is a former policy advisor to the National Health Action Party and the co-founder (with Deborah Harrington) of Public Matters, a think tank which champions the ethos and values of public services.

Articles by Jessica Ormerod

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The great NHS property sell-off gathers pace

A reliance on firesales of NHS buildings – both unused and currently in use – returns us to the bad old days of a few rich London hospitals and impoverished hospitals everywhere else.

Call the Midwife - while we still have one

Four out of five hospitals are short of midwives, a new investigation has found. Funding cuts mean the situation is "getting worse, not better", according to midwife leaders.

A royal delivery

All women deserve the very best level of safety and choice when it comes to childbirth - but attacks on NHS maternity services are threatening these rights. 

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