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Lesley Mercer's blog

During her time as TUC president 2012-2013, CSP director of Employment Relations and Union Services Lesley Mercer wrote regularly on healthcare and politics in a changing landscape. Full archive below.

  • 30 Oct 2013 - 2:33pm
    CSP director Lesley Mercer rounds off her year-long blog with a thumbs up for the role of unions and a call for privatisation to become an election issue
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  • 14 Oct 2013 - 8:32am
    After Physiotherapy UK in Birmingham, Lesley is impressed by the scope of the conference and the profession's interest in the wider world of healthcare and social policy.
  • 3 Oct 2013 - 8:32am
    As the last of the main party conferences draws to a close, the crunch issues for the general election are emerging
  • 17 Sep 2013 - 3:10pm
    Fresh from chairing the annual TUC Congress, her last major event as TUC president, CSP director Lesley Mercer reflects on the media and how rarely you hear unbiased, impartial news.
  • 4 Sep 2013 - 1:25pm
    It's a threat to charities, campaigners, and unions: Lesley Mercer explains why everyone should shout about the government's new lobbying bill
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  • 19 Aug 2013 - 2:30pm
    Lesley Mercer disagrees with critics of the Berwick report into patient safety in the NHS, and calls for serious debate on how to fund health services in the future
  • 7 Aug 2013 - 6:08pm
    What can you do in the midst of hospital closures, privatisation and zero-hour contracts? Get on your bike, and a lot more besides
  • 29 Jul 2013 - 2:40pm
    Returning from the Tolpuddle Festival, Lesley Mercer spells out why higher wages are essential for economic recovery
  • 8 Jul 2013 - 9:40am
    Lesley looks at the founding values of the NHS and why everyone has a role in preserving them
  • 25 Jun 2013 - 2:50pm
    Lesley Mercer reports from two days on the road with the TUC's austerity uncovered bus tour
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