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post 01 January 2001
Read more on Cathy Newman's blog FactCheck: NHS spending unspun

"The strange picture being painted is one of the biggest bureacratic machines in Whitehall being taken by surprise by its own success in making efficiency savings..."

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article 11 July 2012 UK
Who cares about social care? (Getty)
Who cares about social care?

We all hope to grow old one day. So why does the question of how we'll pay for our social care fail to light the political touchpaper.

post 20 July 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog The 'revolving door of care': unsafe hospital discharges

The homeless, older people, those with mental health conditions. These are the patients whose voices we rarely hear. Even when it goes wrong and the NHS lets them down.

post 03 May 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Who Cares: the play that puts the NHS under the knife in the election

The debate around the future of the NHS has inspired a play at the Royal Court that raises key questions about the health service. But have parties missed the chance to hear what voters want?

post 21 April 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Hunt, Lamb, Burnham - and an NHS ménage à trois

There's the married couple, Jeremy Hunt and Norman Lamb. Then a third person, Andy Burnham, comes a long to spice things up. That's what today's #healthdebate looked like.

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Few surprises on health in today's Conservative manifesto

Apart from a pledge to fight dementia, most of the health measures had already been trailed. But then, the 2010 manifesto only hinted at the size of the NHS reorganisation that followed.

post 02 March 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog 'A baby died an avoidable death': one family's fight for justice

Although the inquiry looks only at Morecambe Bay, it is clear that many of the problems the families faced following the deaths of their babies are far from unique.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Burnham in spotlight for Labour's 10-year NHS plan

If this winter has identified anything it is that the health and social care system is not working together as well as it should. Indeed, some less kindly souls might say it's barely working at all.

post 24 November 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS staff: struggling to make ends meet

NHS staff take to the picket lines for the second time in two months, with more unions joining in. The government says the recommended 1 per cent rise will mean job losses.

post 18 November 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog NHS asks Nice to delay ground-breaking hepatitis C drug

It's a drug that cures hepatitis C in 90 per cent of cases - but a 12-week course costs £35,000. And now NHS England is worried that it's too expensive.