Simon Burns

Why any change to the NHS is always opposed

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Health Minister Simon Burns on how the same arguments against change by a small and very vocal minority are to the detriment of a more meaningful conversation about the NHS Opposition to change is part of the NHS’s history. You … Read more → – Why any change to the NHS is always opposed

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Choice and competition: those who say we should simply drop part 3 of the Bill are simply wrong

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Health Minister Simon Burns on how well-regulated competition will offer people real choice and help drive up the quality of care Tomorrow, the House of Lords will begin its reporting on part 3 of the Health and Social Care Bill. … Read more → – Choice and competition: those who say we should simply drop part 3 of the Bill are simply wrong

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The private patient income cap: why the status quo simply doesn’t make sense

In his latest blog, Health Minister Simon Burns explains how raising the private patient income cap can benefit NHS patients There has been much discussion in recent weeks about our plans to lift the private patient income cap. Some of … Read more → – The private patient income cap: why the status quo simply doesn’t make sense

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The truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business

In this week’s blog from Health Minister Simon Burns: the truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business Opponents of the Bill frequently accuse the government of wanting to privatise the NHS. Just in case there’s any doubt, we are … Read more → – The truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business

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Ten reasons why we need a Bill to make these reforms work

Health Minister Simon Burns explains why the Health and Social Care Bill is needed to make the changes that are being proposed for the NHS. Many people have said that we don’t need legislation to make the changes we’re proposing … Read more → – Ten reasons why we need a Bill to make these reforms work

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