Tag Archives: Health & Social Care Bill

NHS Equality Delivery System Launched

On 10th November, 2011 the NHS Equality Delivery System (EDS) was launched in Leicester.  The EDS has been Initiated by the NHS Equality and Diversity Council (EDC) which was established in 2009 to provide strategic support the NHS in order to deliver better outcomes for patients, comply with the Equality Act 2010, ensure services and work places are personal, fair […]

Lansley affirms One Nation Tory approach to NHS reform

Speaking in Washington DC this week Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health in the UK said that: This is very telling as it affirms Lansley’s position within the conservative party as a one nation Tory but more than that it suggests the approach to the NHS is one of paternalistic indulgence of the poor […]

Health Bill: Government reiterates commitment to equality in healthcare

Text from Hansard on 3rd day of debate in House of Lords Committee stage of Health and Social Care Bill – Earl Howe reiterates govenrment commitment to equality: “The Government are committed to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities and the lives of their carers and families. Since we last had a debate […]

Health Bill – charging for mental health services

I spoke at the 2nd Reading debate in the House of Lords about the implications of the Health and Social Care Bill for mental health services, in particular the removal of safeguards that currently prevent charging mental health service users for aftercare.  The Bill contains proposed amendments to Section 117 of the Mental Health Act […]

Health & Social Care Bill future of NHS

It is day 1 of the Committee stage debate on the Health & Social Care Bill in the House of Lords. The debate commenced with a Labour amendment to place a clear set of principles on the face of the Bill that sets out what the NHS should be for. The amendment attempts to do […]


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