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Could private top-up insurance help fund the NHS?

David Wrigley / October 16, 2016 at 4:43 PM 1,488 views

This article first appeared in the BMJCurrent tax revenues cannot maintain healthcare standards, writes Christopher Smallwood, but David Wrigley worries that introducing inequity sounds the death knell of a service free for all who need itYes—Christopher SmallwoodIt is hardly controversial to suggest that…

A Commission Could Spell Disaster for the NHS

David Wrigley / January 26, 2016 at 12:26 AM 611 views

There has been much debate in recent times that the only thing to save the NHS is a 'cross party commission'. The constant refrain that the NHS is bust belies the fact that the NHS has been in surplus in…

A 7 point plan for Cameron’s 7 day NHS

David Wrigley / May 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM 304 views

The media called this the “first major speech” in this brand new Conservative majority government. Prime Minister David Cameron, with five years of power ahead of him, decided to focus on the NHS, and, in particular, he focused on one…

Manchester – the birth and death of the NHS

David Wrigley / March 1, 2015 at 6:21 PM 787 views

On July 5th 1948 in Manchester Labour Secretary of State for Health Aneurin Bevan announced the birth of the NHS .On March 27th 2015 in Manchester Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne signed a piece of paper that would bring…

NHS for Sale – Myths, Lies & Deception

David Wrigley / December 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM 356 views

In early 2015 a new book written by Dr Jacky Davis, John Lister and myself will be published.It will be an expose of the ongoing sale of our English NHS and the privatisation of many contract and services. It will…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

David Wrigley / November 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 565 views

In April 2014 this press release was sent outhttps://www.bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk/news/index.php?story_id=364&id=&area_id=Full of the usual fluff about ‘integrated, seamless services’ making ‘a huge difference to patients' . the contract winners Circle made out this was the best thing since sliced bread. Roll forward a…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

David Wrigley / November 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 178 views

In April 2014 this press release was sent outhttps://www.bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk/news/index.php?story_id=364&id=&area_id=Full of the usual fluff about ‘integrated, seamless services’ making ‘a huge difference to patients' . the contract winners Circle made out this was the best thing since sliced bread. Roll forward a…

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

David Wrigley / November 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 337 views

In April 2014 this press release was sent outhttps://www.bedfordshireccg.nhs.uk/news/index.php?story_id=364&id=&area_id=Full of the usual fluff about ‘integrated, seamless services’ making ‘a huge difference to patients' . the contract winners Circle made out this was the best thing since sliced bread. Roll forward a…

Privatisation behind an Invisibility Cloak

David Wrigley / June 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM 691 views

I was a guest speaker last night at a packed meeting in central Newcastle where we discussed and debated the changes to the NHS. Everyone in the room was very concerned and indeed very angry at what they heard. A…

Standing up Against NHS Privatisation

David Wrigley / May 18, 2014 at 10:18 PM 146 views

The BMJ have published an article I have written about the ongoing privatisation in the English NHS.  The onslaught is relentless and appears to be speeding up - perhaps to get as many contracts sold off prior to the General…

Standing up Against NHS Privatisation

David Wrigley / May 18, 2014 at 10:18 PM 382 views

The BMJ have published an article I have written about the ongoing privatisation in the English NHS.  The onslaught is relentless and appears to be speeding up - perhaps to get as many contracts sold off prior to the General…

The Complicity of Cameron and Clegg

David Wrigley / March 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM 122 views

They've done it again.The Tories and LibDems have once more voted together to push through a law that dramatically affects our English NHS. The 'hospital closure clause' - Clause 119 of the Care Bill - has been voted through Parliament.…

The Complicity of Cameron and Clegg

David Wrigley / March 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM 493 views

They've done it again.The Tories and LibDems have once more voted together to push through a law that dramatically affects our English NHS. The 'hospital closure clause' - Clause 119 of the Care Bill - has been voted through Parliament.…

Window Dressing – Clause 119

David Wrigley / March 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM 156 views

You may have noticed Clause 118 has morphed into Clause 119.This is just window dressing. As so often happens in Parliament amendments are made as legislation moves through both Houses and clauses are re-numbered. This has happened here and the…

Window Dressing – Clause 119

David Wrigley / March 9, 2014 at 5:51 PM 464 views

You may have noticed Clause 118 has morphed into Clause 119.This is just window dressing. As so often happens in Parliament amendments are made as legislation moves through both Houses and clauses are re-numbered. This has happened here and the…

Clause 118

David Wrigley / January 9, 2014 at 12:27 AM 401 views

I have circulated an open letter via Twitter seeking support against Clause 118 - the link can be found by clicking here. I hope to get as many names as possible and then seek to get the letter published in…

Clause 118

David Wrigley / January 9, 2014 at 12:27 AM 126 views

I have circulated an open letter via Twitter seeking support against Clause 118 - the link can be found by clicking here. I hope to get as many names as possible and then seek to get the letter published in…

NHS number 1?

David Wrigley / December 5, 2013 at 12:19 AM 333 views

This is just fantastic. Please click the link at the end of my message to listen to this fantastic musical tribute to the NHS. It has its foundations in the (successful) fight to save Lewisham Hospital in London. Details can be…