This column of mine appears in the Morning Star.
…..According to David Cameron "the risk" to the NHS is "doing nothing."
The status quo is simply not an option, the government tells us.
Yeah, right, Dave.
How many people have you seen marching for radical reform of the NHS?
Everyone I have met who has had treatment on the NHS in recent years has been very satisfied with the way they were treated.
When I had to have a minor operation a few years back, I not only received exemplary care and attention in hospital but I received a text the following day from the NHS to check if I was all right. What terrible service from an organisation which free-market fanatics like to label a "Stalinist bureaucracy"!
Because most people are happy with the NHS the way it is, the neoliberals have to hype up its failings.
Yet when things do go wrong they are invariably caused by the introduction of so-called "market principles" and privatisation into our health-care system.
You can read the whole article here.
MPs are today debating Lansley's Health Bill. This Bill doesn't need 'revision' or 'improvements'- it needs to be ditched altogether. The government has absolutely no mandate for it.