Decisions made under Greater Manchester’s proposed devolved health and social care system could be overturned by the health secretary if they think the decisions are “wrong”

Decisions made under Greater Manchester’s proposed devolved health and social care system could be overturned by the health secretary if they think the decisions are “wrong”, a minister has indicated. The comments were made during a Lords committee discussion on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill on Wednesday. Baroness Williams thought a health secretary … Continue reading Decisions made under Greater Manchester’s proposed devolved health and social care system could be overturned by the health secretary if they think the decisions are “wrong”

Devolution – The End of the NHS ?

Devolution of Health and Social Care to UK Cities: The end of the ‘National’ Health Service? Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM The Institute for Health and Wellbeing at Leeds Beckett University present a guest lecture and panel discussion: Devolution of Health and Social Care to UK Cities: The end of … Continue reading Devolution – The End of the NHS ?

US healthcare “solutions” are the death knell for the NHS – will our politicians save it ?

Allyson M Pollock, Peter Roderick The Health and Social Care Act 2012 marked the end of the NHS in England. But you wouldn’t know it from the election debates, as cries for more funding compete with differing claims about privatisation. Politicians seem to be deliberately avoiding the elephant in the room. This isn’t surprising. At the … Continue reading US healthcare “solutions” are the death knell for the NHS – will our politicians save it ?

The Devo Manc plan is a blitzkrieg attack to fast- track the reconfiguration of the NHS into new business models ready for private company take over. 

Anna Athow, retired surgeon    Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils  ( GMATUC )  called a mass NHS emergency protest rally to protest against the devolution of the Greater Manchester NHS Budget, called “Devo Manc”, without public scrutiny. An emergency resolution passed by GMATUC stated in part,   “ As trade unionists we can only suspect that the break up, dismemberment, rationalisation … Continue reading The Devo Manc plan is a blitzkrieg attack to fast- track the reconfiguration of the NHS into new business models ready for private company take over. 

The true purpose of the Greater Manchester NHS Devolution

" THE FIVE- YEAR FORWARD VIEW - PLAN TO DESTROY THE NHS Simon Stevens, the new chief executive of NHS England, former President of global health at UnitedHealth, a large US health corporation, proposed the FYFV in October 2014. FYFV is written in code, to give the impression that it is in favour of sustaining … Continue reading The true purpose of the Greater Manchester NHS Devolution