Blame Jeremy Corbyn for the increasing number of public sector strikes

The total number of working days lost through labour disputes last year was, at just 170,000, the second lowest annual total since records began in 1891. What a difference a year can make. Southern Rail commuters have endured months of misery due to the prolonged series of strikes called by the RMT. Union members on […]

The ‘Gentleman in Whitehall’ does not know best

The government is relaxed about people cashing in their pension schemes to buy a Lamborghini. But the left-leaning liberal commentariat is certainly not. Abuse has been heaped onto George Osborne’s Budget measure of removing the requirement for people to buy an annuity. The main thrust of the attacks is that individuals may act irresponsibly. They […]

The Benefits of Choice: the Battle Never Ends

Do consumer choice and competition between suppliers improve the quality of outcomes for consumers? The answer might seem so obvious to many readers that it is hardly worth asking. But a powerful strand of political opinion is building up to an attack on the concept. Mary Creagh, the new Labour shadow Transport Secretary said last […]

New Strategies for success in the NHS: a Blackpool Perspective

On Sept 12th  Prof Nick Bosanquet gave a lecture at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and then toured the hospital at the invitation of the Chairman Ian Johnson. His lecture was on the theme of “Blackpool Paths to Success.” Hospitals are facing insolvency worldwide as the era of rising hospital admissions ends. UK Hospitals now […]

Towards Healthcare – doing more with less (the ‘Aldi’ model!)

Health professionals are living with paradox—they seem to have a dark future of financial decompression—but they also have, opportunities to use an emerging model of healthcare. They have to meet a new challenge of providing improved service for patients with long term medical conditions which seems to be an impossible mission —but so far from […]