The widely-forecast move away from national to regional pay for the public sector which angered public sector unions in the run-up to the budget has been fulfilled, as Mr Osborne yesterday ordered officials to start dismantling the decades-old national pay system as part of a wider plan to boost Britain’s competitiveness and ensure that public sector pay is “more responsive” to where workers live. How will the new scheme affect you? How do you feel about the new budget, in general?
Professor of Complementary Medicine at Exeter University, Edzard Ernst, has said homeopathic remedies have not been proven to work in clinical trials, and that anyone who still maintains the treatments are effective are “ignoring or misrepresenting the best evidence available”. Are you for or against Homeopathy? Do you think it should be a Government or patient decision?
The Health Minister, Paul Burstow, has said that the NHS will remove, but not replace, implants for patients who had their surgery privately, despite MPs having called action taken by the government over the PIP breast implants scandal “inadequate.” Do you think the NHS has a duty of care to those who had the surgery privately? What would your solution be?