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About Kailash Chand

Kailash Chand is a retired GP and PCT chair. A health campaigner and founder of 'Drop the NHS bill E-petition', he was given an OBE in 2010 for services to the NHS.

Articles by Kailash Chand

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

NHS passport proposals are just more grubby politics from May and Hunt

The NHS needs a proper response to its problems - not distraction with false claims about so-called 'health tourism' and with un-implementable plans.

Post Brexit, will a right wing goverment wash its hands of the NHS?

The vote for Brexit has not changed the challenges facing the NHS a bit - but it has probably made it much harder to meet them.

One big NHS Trust proposed for Manchester - but what will be the impact on patient care?

Manchester councillors will consider merging 4 NHS trusts into one this week. But will patient care be protected, or is this about more cuts and privatisation opportunities?

Why selling healthcare isn't like selling underwear

The last thing the NHS needs is another supermarket-man selling 'market' solutions.

“NHS reforms our worst mistake"? Coming from Tories this is too little too late

Cameron and Osborne thought everyone supported the Health & Social Care Act, their allies now claim. As the NHS crumbles and workers strike, such pleading fails to convince.

Stop distracting us with the 'health tourism' sideshow

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's plans to charge non-EU migrants 150% of the cost of NHS treatment are a sideshow that will do nothing to address the real challenges facing the NHS under his government.

A moment of honesty is required - New Labour began the dismantling of our NHS

Labour must pledge that it believes hospitals and community health services should be publicly owned, publicly run and publicly accountable, writes Kailash Chand OBE.

NHS on the brink of extinction

The results will be terminal if coalition reforms are not reversed, warns Kailash Chand.

Shout from the rooftops, Labour, save England's NHS!

Labour has a chance to show it’s serious about saving the NHS from death by a thousand privatisations.

Death knell sounds for cradle to grave service

Is Cameron about to realise Margaret Thatcher's dream and abandon universal healthcare provision?

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