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The sorry state of the NHS debate

    The current state of debate on the NHS isn't far off a sketch from the 1987 Spitting Image Election Special, Neil Kinnock and Roy Hattersley stand up in a car in a town centre, brandish a red megaphone, and proceed to shout “nurses!” repeatedly to the assembled crowd, writes James Heywood, Senior Researcher at the CPS, in CapX 14 June 2018.

    As demonstrated by recent CPS analysis, the NHS tends to spend money less efficiently when it is given increases in budget, so James argues we need an honest and open discussion - perhaps through a Royal Commission - on the challenges facing the NHS and how best to address them.

    Click here to read the full piece on the CapX website.

    Date added: Thursday 14th June 2018