A Challenge to NHS

Brogan, Gerard
May 2005
Revolution: The Journal for RNs & Patient Advocacy;May/Jun2005, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p14
The article informs that the Labor Party, which came to power in 1997 by pledging to "Save the NHS" as a cornerstone of its platform, was re-elected to an historic third consecutive term on May 5. Within weeks of its re-election, the Labor Party began discussing changes to the National Health Service, the health plan that covers all Great Britain residents. Although Britons voted the Labor Party into power, people are not happy with the party's two controversial plans for reform: privatization of routine operations and creation of a massive patient information system that raises red flags in privacy, procurement issues and cost. INSET: A guide to Britain's major political parties.


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