For those trying to get their head around any of this Health & Social Care Bill and why it is an issue, I am trying to make sense of it.
I do trust the judgement of the folk who object but also feel I should try to read & analyse at least some of the Bill myself.
(Although who has time to do this with all of politics in reality?)
But anyway...

So what you need to look at for reference (if you want to see where the changes of note are occurring) is...
Firstly, the original National Health Service Act 2006 with the 2012 updates included.
NHS Act 2006โ€ฆ
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Then you can compare the wording & see where the proposed changes have been inserted in each subsection on the HSC 2021 Bill.
Which can be found here:
The first major issue comes really early on for me...
In the powers transferred directly into the hands of the Secretary of State for Health. Removing real accountability to the Board for making decisions about commissioning of services.
THIS ALONE would be enough for me to say #ScrapNHSBill
It is too much power and money for any single Health Secretary to wield.
Also the change in subsection 4 here- just "giving explanation", not actually deferring to the collective wisdom or advice of the Board.
In my experience of any leadership, when oversight and accountability is ditched, it spells major problems and inevitable longterm demise.
And that is literally just in the first page of changes. I'd be here all night to do the whole thing.
There are others who must have.
Knowledge is power.
Feel free to analyse further & add further comment to this thread.
Summary of concerns is apparently here.
Please retweet.
This government does not need these powers. They have proven themselves corrupt to the core.
@sajidjavid has his fingers all over private healthcare. He is not our health secretary.
@BorisJohnson do the right thing.
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9 Nov
@apsmunro @nearlytoolate I'm sorry. I don't really understand what your point is here.
I've just pulled off the ONS data on COVID deaths (on the death certificate) in 2021 so far. I think I counted 48 child deaths (<19 as they report) up to last week.
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@apsmunro @nearlytoolate (by <19 I mean </=19 years... not sure why all the data is including that age, but we have to work within the limits of what we have, I guess)
@apsmunro @nearlytoolate This figure gives total tally ONS deaths registered with COVID on the death certificate per age group over the whole pandemic so far.
It shows 72 COVID related deaths in those aged 19 & under in England & Wales only.
Perhaps I will now see if I can find the NI & Scotland data.
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So yeah.
This Education Committee.
In bed with the so called medical freedom folk & UsForThem.
Here may well be the reason why we aren't seeing sensible mitigations in schools.
No wonder COVID is ripping through schools.
The high COVID case rates currently in this country (and consequent 1000 admissions a day / 1000 deaths a week) are unquestionably partly due to this ridiculous push to let COVID rip unabated through schools.
I am livid that this agenda has been allowed to influence UK policy.
If we had been allowed to keep/ initiate sensible mitigations such as masks, ventilation, sensible household isolation policy etc (like some other countries), we could have kept case rates down and it would have been safer for all.
They need calling out. And ousting.
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