Fraser Nelson

Carry On Recruiting

Carry On Recruiting
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Aside from the Chinese Red Army and Indian Post Office, the NHS is the world's largest employer with 1.3m staff. Government attempts to trim this unwieldy, inefficient behemoth are pathetic. We today learn that the NHS total staff fell by under one percent over the last year.

The Tories are up in arms. "The Government can spin this as much as they like" says Andrew Lansley. But yes, you guessed it, he's angry the staff role is not going up. "The fact is that we have fewer health visitors, ambulance staff and the total number of NHS staff has declined by 14,500."

Can CoffeeHousers help me out here: how would the NHS (as opposed to the BMA) benefit from a Conservative Government?

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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