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Politics: How to take advantage of an economic crisis to destroy a National Health Service

What is killing the NHS; austerity or the deficit? #MSBlog #MSRsearch #MSPolitics Western governments under the auspices of the world bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have long histories of running budget deficits and reducing public spending. Every time there is a crisis the story is pretty similar; the globalized corporate media undermine the institutions that are at the sharp end of...

Politics: How will the benefits cap affect the health of MSers in the UK?

George Osborne’s recent benefit cap will limit the amount of money that the Government spends on welfare in relation to people with MS living England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland has some flexibility in relation social spending. Welfare spending, excluding the state pension and some unemployment benefits, will be capped next year at £119.5billion. In this context the caps seem short...

Politics: Health as a Human Right

Fortunately health is a socially desirable object, which is universally attainable. There are some objects of desire, such as power, which by their very logic are rarities. There are other objects which are desirable because they are materially scarce, for instance gold. However the health of each individual is produced by each individual. There may be barriers such as disease but it is at least...

Politics: Health Inequality and the NHS

Socioecomic position and health. Is it relevant to MS? #MSBlog #MSResearch It is uncontroversial that socio-economic position (SEP) directly and indirectly effects quality of health and more and more quality of health provision. Class inequalities characterize over four fifths of officially recorded causes of death. There are pivotal and fundamental symptoms of relative poverty, which determine...

Politics: Lord Owen Backs Ed Miliband’s Party Reforms…Will it Save the NHS?

Lord Owen, the Social Democrat Party (SDP) leader, who left the Labour party in 1981 because of its resistance to reform has recently donated 7,500 pounds to Labour. The Labour leader Ed Miliband has received the backing of 86% of his party for his proposed leadership voting reforms, which have implications for Labour’s ability to fundraise and traditional trade union power.  Lord Owen...

Max Faulkner: an introductory sketch of the NHS

An Introductory Sketch; Where we have been and where we are now. It would seem that 70 years after the induction of the National Health Service its unique position as a public service that is almost entirely taken for granted is unwavering. Indeed people seem blissfully unaware or they think it beyond the realms of possibility that the NHS could ever be dismantled by a combination of capitalist...

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