How Virgin became one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

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Virgin’s rapid expansion into healthcare has seen it winning contracts for services from immunisation to sexual health In early 2000, the Labour government realised it had a problem with the NHS. Alan Milburn, the then health secretary, wanted fresh ideas … Continue reading

All Sheffield and South Yorkshire NHS hospitals under review to find ‘unsustainable’ services

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All hospital services in Sheffield are under review as health bosses try to fill a £232 million financial blackhole. And the future operation of four district hospitals – in Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Bassetlaw – is a key part of … Continue reading

Health boss: “Council are keeping money from us”

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COUNCIL bosses have been accused of withholding more than £160,000 from Healthwatch Rotherham’s contract next year. Local authorities are given cash to commission an organisation to gather views from the public and scrutinise health and social care. Rotherham Borough Council … Continue reading

Election Snippet 6: The Big Underlying Issue, the big deceit

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Election Snippet 6: The Big Underlying Issue, the big deceit In September 2015 Rotherham Council Leader Chris Read signed us up for membership of the Sheffield City Region and a new Mayor. In true democratic style, the opinions of we … Continue reading