All articles by: Kailash Chand

Prescriptions

Published: October 23, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Earlier this year, Sir Robert Naylor, national advisor on National Health Service property and estates, recommended that wasted and unused NHS land and property (“estate”) should be sold to fund …

Prescriptions

Published: September 30, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Since Stephen Hawking delivered a momentous speech to the Royal Society of Medicine condemning the policy-driven underfunding of the National Health Service and moves towards an American-style insurance system, the …

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Published: August 2, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Theresa May’s promise of “parity of esteem” for mental and physical health, the crisis is not being addressed. It’s getting deeper by the day and appears beyond repair. More than …

Prescriptions

Published: July 6, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

As part of the Five Year Forward View (5YFV), a wide-ranging strategy for the NHS in England, every health and care system in the country has been asked to create …

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Published: June 7, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Two positives came out of the tragedy in Manchester, the bomb attach at the Arena. First, we have been reassured by the outstanding performance of our NHS – meticulous planning, …

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Published: May 9, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

The public sees the NHS as one of the top issues in this election campaign, as it did in the 2015 election. But will it be a decisive issue? Pessimism …

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Published: April 9, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

The 2017 Budget on 8 March confirmed that, while there was extra money for social care and a small amount of extra capital funding for the NHS, there would be …

Prescriptions

Published: March 14, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Social care in England is totally broken, gasping in intensive care. Councils have made substantial productivity gains for two decades, and six years of austerity has seen the spending power …

Trump puts US democracy in peril

Published: February 11, 2017
Written by Kailash Chand

Donald Trump has finally taken over as US President. His acceptance speech smacked of “crude and shameless” nationalism, dumbness and xenophobia baked in a pie. Trump wants “every decision on …

May and Hunt will worsen NHS crisis

Published: November 4, 2016
Written by Kailash Chand

Words of praise for the health service poured from the prime minister’s lips in her speech to the Tory conference in Birmingham last month, as the party launched another bid …