The English NHS after the general election

Winter 2015

When forced to choose between saving the nation from the ‘marauding Scots’ and saving the NHS from the Tories, middle England opted to face down the Jacobite rebellion. Labour’s warnings about the effect of another term for Cameron on the health service generally fell flat, as did the National Health Action Party’s call to turn the clock back to the days before the NHS internal market was first fashioned. Meanwhile in the run-up to the election, though opinion polls showed some of the highest levels of public satisfaction with the NHS ever, political activists from all parties, including the Tories and UKIP, rallied to defend their local hospitals. […]

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