Today, UK's Chancellor George Osborne set out the Conservative Government’s fiscal plans
for the current Parliament and beyond. First reactions to the Chancellor’s speech from four members of
the network Economists for
Rational Economic Policies (EREP).
The government is setting out what it will tell the NHS to do for the next five years (the 'mandate') - and there are lots of worrying signals. Here's our response - you've 10 days if you'd like to respond, too.
It's no coincidence that - just as junior doctors gear up for battle to prevent damaging NHS changes - the government is trying to make it virtually impossible for other health workers to do the same in future.