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Kristian Niemietz
5 April 2013
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Critics of the NHS often find it frustrating how emotional many otherwise completely reasonable people become when it comes to the health service. True, healthcare is always and everywhere an...
Philip Booth
4 April 2013
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Nigel Lawson once said that the NHS is the closest thing the English have to a religion. Of course, we also have the established church. And, indeed, the established church seems to see the NHS as...
Ben Storrs
10 August 2010
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Digital governance has revolutionised the NHS. While progress has been slow and very expensive, underpinning the progress is the ease with which feedback can be gathered and processed into a target.
Terry Arthur
20 April 2010
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Many years ago I was in hospital for a minor operation. The tiny ward had room for four but there was only one other occupant; an old man who was very ill. A nurse asked me if I could chat to him to...
Kristian Niemietz
20 October 2009
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We all know what would happen if the state nationalised all pubs, integrated them into a “National Pub Service”, and decided that beer should be free at the point of use. Even ignoring...
Kristian Niemietz
27 April 2009
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In the early 1990s, Nigel Lawson dubbed the NHS “the closest thing the English have to a religion”. Today, this religion has probably been replaced by a more disillusioned belief that...
Kristian Niemietz
23 September 2008
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The Liberal Democrats recently became the first major political party to endorse fully the right of patients to top-up their National Health Service care privately. Labour and the Conservatives...
Philip Booth
3 September 2008
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The prevailing Western NGO view of how we should solve problems such as lack of health and education provision in very poor countries is that we expect the government to provide or finance such...

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