ConservativeHome articles on the NHS and social care

I’ve written a number of ConservativeHome articles over the years, mostly on the NHS and social care (but not all). Reviewing them recently I am pleased that some of my recommendations are being enacted, in particular: Localise the NHS and integrate health and social care – I first proposed this in 2006 and am pleased … Read more ConservativeHome articles on the NHS and social care

Opportunity, the Working Class, and Career Progression

I recently watched a fascinating documentary, “How to Break into the Elite” by Amol Rajan, who described in very compelling and human terms the struggle that the working classes face in breaking into the jobs market, in particular to careers that offer great opportunities. Race had an effect, but more so class. His own mentor, … Read more Opportunity, the Working Class, and Career Progression

Work and Training Opportunities for Young People

It’s great that our UK youth unemployment rate has been falling, and that it is significantly lower than the EU average. It’s also great that we have a strong programme of apprenticeships, and the emphasis on vocational training has increased. This widens opportunities, especially for those we are more vocational and technical. This is fabulous … Read more Work and Training Opportunities for Young People