A ‘health tax’ won’t fix the NHS, but it’s a good start….

More than 100 years ago Winston Churchill, on a fact-finding mission to Germany on behalf of a UK Government Commission, marvelled at how the newly-created system of national insurance provided the German people with a safety net in times of sickness or unemployment. It was, in 1908, a revolutionary idea. Eager to keep pace withRead more

The Automotive Sector Deal – a clear road ahead?

The Government this week published its much anticipated Automotive Sector Deal – the third of the four sector deals promised in November’s Industrial Strategy White Paper. The Deal, which the Government claims is the first of many with the sector, aims to build on the existing partnership between the Government and industry through the AutomotiveRead more

In the bleak mid-winter

This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. However, as things stand it doesn’t look to like it is going to be such a great year for this most treasured and valued institution.  2018 has begun with reports of a system in ‘crisis’, close to breaking point. Record numbers ofRead more

A strong and stable reshuffle*

The disastrous 2017 election result for the Conservative Party has set the context within which UK politics has been operating ever since. Yesterday’s reshuffle is another reminder that the Prime Minister’s political authority is diminished, a result of her failure to secure that most basic of political requirements in Westminster politics – a workable majorityRead more

WA long read: What’s on the horizon for 2018

2017 was a political rollercoaster – a (surprise) snap general election, an even more surprising result, the formation of a Tory-DUP confidence and supply arrangement, the rise of Corbyn-mania, and sexual harassment scandals that shook all political parties in Westminster and across the devolved assemblies. To say that 2018 will be a less tumultuous yearRead more

The Health Top Ten: Winter Edition

As the dark mornings set in and we all return to work, WA Health looks at the top ten trends, policy developments and potential pitfalls for the health sector to look out for in the run-up to Spring. New Year, New Me At this time of year many of us give ourselves New Year’s resolutionsRead more

Our top ten moments of 2017

Brexit, an election, Trump’s twitter – 2017 had it all (well for a politico at least). It has only been a year and with so much news came so many moments that WA Communications thought were worth remembering. To remind us of the great, the horrific and the just plain odd, we have put togetherRead more