Fri 15 Apr 2011
Earlier this morning I was interviewed on LBC Radio with Peter Carter from the Royal College of Nursing I was pleased that I was able to convey many of the points that I wanted.
Briefly, I warned the RCN against going on strike. To wander up a Scargillesque blind alley at this time of such national financial pressure would be fool hardy. That said, if they do strike and I were in the government I would press ahead and seek to abolish National and Regional Collective Pay Bargaining.
Again, adamant that all UK hospitals should be placed in the independent sector so as to drive up quality NFR made the case that away from the whines of sectional trade unions real patient interests require some blue skies thinking