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Manchester – the birth and death of the NHS

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:40 PM 1,071 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 about the…

Lobbying MP over new NHS rules

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 1,885 views

The new NHS laws have many NHS workers and patients worried (including me!) about the direction of travel of the English NHS. So it is time to write (again) to my MP asking him to support and defend a publicly…

The role of the Royal Colleges

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM 956 views

During the Health Bill's troubled journey through Parliament the Medical Royal Colleges played a vital role in lobbying political decision makers. They are trusted friends of Government and seen as apolitical sounding boards. Ministers and Peers often speak to the…

When amendments amount to nothing

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 993 views

Following on from the successful open letter on the dogs dinner that was the section 75 regulations - see my other entry below - the amended regulations have been released. It isn't good news. The coalition may have changed the…

Section 75

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:33 PM 935 views

Urgent, immediate action required please Secondary legislation under Section 75 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 We have only learned this morning that the deadline for writing to the clerk mentioned below is tomorrow Monday 25th February so please write NOW if…

The madness of King Nicholson

Dr David Wrigley / June 29, 2015 at 8:32 PM 1,056 views

Since June 2009 the NHS in the UK has been told it MUST make 'efficiency savings' (cuts) of £20bn. The original edict came from Sir David Nicholson - then chief executive of the NHS and now chief executive of the all powerful English…

From the archive: NHS SOS

Dr David Wrigley / July 27, 2013 at 8:36 PM 2,267 views

It has taken a year in the making but I was so proud to see the book I had contributed to on a shelf at WHSmith the other day. Last year a few of us sat down and realised we…