- Mental health under fire: is parity of esteem enough?
11/11/2013 The latest drama in mental health is another sign that the government’s No Health, Without Mental Health paper has not achieved its promise of parity of esteem.read more
- PPRS: A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW
06/11/2013 The much anticipated and hotly debated proposals relating to the future Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) have finally emerged. However, the introduction of a fixed limit on NHS spend on branded medicines will be a bitter pill to swallow and has been met with condemnation by industry.read more
- READY. SET. GO! THE RACE FOR THE NHS IS ON
03/10/2013 The party conference circus is being packed up for another year and many are now asking, which leader did the best, what have we learned about the parties’ policies and what are the long term implications going into the General Election?read more
- As the NHS celebrates its 65th birthday we ask: is it time to think about retirement?
04/07/2013 On the 65th anniversary of the uniquely British institution, the National Health Service, we explore what impact government reforms have had and try to understand where next for the NHS.read more
- Seamless Commissioning or a Hole in the Ring-fence?
26/06/2013 This morning many commentators in the health sector were desperately trying to muster enthusiasm for the Government’s promise that NHS funding would be safe. However as the Chancellor delivered a politically charged speech to the House he created a “huge moment in NHS history”.read more
- The New NHS: All change … or is it?
02/04/2013 On April 1st, NHS England was born. Time will tell whether this moment marks the unravelling of the NHS as a national institution or a key modernisation of a creaking system, designed to equip it for the healthcare challenges of the 21st century and beyond. read more
- Life Sciences Strategy - work in progress
10/12/2012 Government update on Life Sciences Strategy indicates scale of the challenge ahead read more
- Party Conference Roundup 2012 - Health Matters
12/10/2012 As the party conference season draws to a close for another year, Lexington Health looks back at the hot topics of debate amongst health commentators and reflects on how the parties fared in setting out their health policy stalls for the new political term. read more
- Health takes centre stage in reshuffle
05/09/2012 In a reshuffle designed to placate a restless Conservative Party, it was the Department of Health that bore the brunt of Cameron’s reshuffle axe. read more
- Health Lexcomm: Lukewarm reaction to ‘Lansley loan’
11/07/2012 Today’s ‘Caring for our future' White Paper and draft Care and Support Bill have been a long time coming but there is disappointment that many of the most difficult decisions have been postponed. read more
- Back on the bottle: Government publishes Alcohol Strategy, Select Committee launches inquiry
28/03/2012 With the premature launch of the Alcohol Strategy last week, David Cameron diverted criticism from his Chancellor’s Budget and turned his attention to the cheap price of alcohol.read more
- Health Lexcomm : Health and Social Care Bill passes final hurdle
21/03/2012 “It’s not been our finest hour” said a senior member of the Cabinet to Lexcomm. And it hasn’t. As the Health and Social Care Bill finally limps onto the statute book in the coming weeks, we consider some of the key legislative changes and the impact they will have in the reformed NHS.read more
- Health Lexcomm: Life Sciences Review
05/12/2011 NHS to be ‘fastest adopter of new ideas in the world’read more
- Health Lexcomm: Post Conference 2011
07/10/2011 Consession time? Will next week's return to Westminster see more changes to the Health Billread more
- Health Select Committee NICE Inquiry
12/09/2011 The House of Commons Health Select Committee has announced plans to hold a short inquiry into the work of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)read more
- Health Lexcomm: Finding The Right Remedy
20/07/2011 With the Westminster village consumed by the fallout from ‘Hackgate’, it is perhaps easy to forget the political trials and tribulations faced by the Government’s health reform programme over recent months.read more
- Health Lexcomm: The Listening Is Over. It’s Back To Business.
14/06/2011 The two month pause is over. The Future Forum has reported and the Government has set out its response. Now it is time for action.read more
- Health Lexcomm: Crunch Time For Lansley
09/05/2011 With the Liberal Democrats agitating for change, the Health and Social Care Bill enters a difficult period.read more
- Health Lexcomm: Public Health White Paper
30/11/2010 Today’s Public Health White Paper provides an insight into Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s plans to create a healthier Britain.read more
- Health White Paper Analysis
12/07/2010 Almost as soon as the ink dried on the coalition agreement, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley set about putting his ambitious and radical reforms of the NHS into practice.read more
- Cancer Hits Centre Stage – But At What Cost?
07/04/2010 Access to medicines has long been a contentious issue and whilst electorally appealing, the Conservative Party’s pledge leaves many questions unanswered.read more
- Social Care Disunity – The Key Issue For The General Election
30/03/2010 At a high-tech launch event in London today, Health Secretary Andy Burnham published the eagerly anticipated Social Care White Paper, Building a National Care Service.read more
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