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About Stewart Player

Stewart Player is a public policy analyst and co-author (with Professor Colin Leys) of The Plot Against the NHS (Merlin, 2011).

Articles by Stewart Player

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Has Labour really turned its back on pro-market NHS ‘solutions’?

As the NHS turns 70, just which corporate actors are queuing up to drive ‘consensus’-based reform? And is Labour prepared to sufficiently distance themselves from such ideas?

Taking politics out of the NHS? Or constructing an elitist ‘consensus’?

As certain wings of the Labour party join calls for ‘consensus’ on the NHS, a reductive global healthcare consensus has already been established in the meeting rooms of Davos, McKinsey and the World Bank – with pivotal support from Blair-era peers and NHS appointees.

'Accountable Care' - the American import that's the last thing England's NHS needs

Despite Obama's reforms, US healthcare is failing. So why are new US-style healthcare systems being quietly piloted across England – and who's driving it?

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