6 simple ways to fix the NHS

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The junior doctors’ strike on 10 February was not inevitable. Simple steps could have been taken to resolve the dispute, ensuring a quality NHS for both staff and patients. But the stubborn response of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his government has made industrial action essential.

The first necessary step to resolve the dispute would be to throw the proposed junior doctor contract in the bin. The Health and Social Care Act would then need to be repealed, along with the privatisation it encourages, and the incredibly wasteful Private Finance Initiative (PFI) abolished. Cuts would need to stop and the NHS would need to receive sufficient funding. Finally, staff should be given more control over what happens in their workplace.

In short, the government must listen to health professionals rather than overpaid bureaucrats, businessmen and corporate interests.

Read more at www.thecanary.co

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