Published in: ourNHSPCT's technical support provider goes into administration
The firm believed to provide the majority of technical support to London's PCTs, 2e2, is going into administration. Markets rely on failure. But for health services "failure" can be literally fatal.
Published in: ourNHSIntroducing our new section - OurNHS
This week we have launched OurNHS, a brand new section of openDemocracy dedicated to England's National Health Service (NHS). The Coalition's Health & Social Care Act 2012 formally ends the NHS as a free and comprehensive health service. OurNHS will be campaigning for its restoration. This introduction sets out what we are doing, with who, and why.
We're heading to dark days
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Oliver Huitson listens to Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, talk about the Autumn statement, tax avoidance, Union strategy and the Conservative vision for the nation – where are we headed, decades of austerity, or is Britain “de-developing”?
Devalue or Else - a new OurKingdom debate on the British currency
With a troubled future ahead for the UK, could devaluation hold the key to a more balanced and productive economy? Throwing up a range of political and economic questions beyond the tired dichotomy of austerity vs Keynesian stimulus, the debate will shed fresh light on the UK's economic position and its options in a globalised marketplace.
Published in: ourBeebHow the BBC betrayed the NHS: an exclusive report on two years of censorship and distortion
In the two years building up to the government’s NHS reform bill, the BBC appears to have categorically failed to uphold its remit of impartiality, parroting government spin as uncontested fact, whilst reporting only a narrow, shallow view of opposition to the bill. In addition, key news appears to have been censored. The following in-depth investigation provides a shocking testimony of the extent to which the BBC abandoned the NHS. Download the PDF of this article.
Ed Miliband finds the buzzword, but will it sting?
In his speech at the Policy Network conference Miliband continues to build a strong analysis of Britain's economic predicament but do his proposed solutions go far enough?