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Labour leadership contenders make their case at health questions

2 June 2015 13:15

The odd thing about the Labour leadership contest is that while it runs, two of the most different candidates, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham, must work together in the Shadow… Continue reading

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Illustration: Ian Tovey.

Jeremy Hunt reminds Simon Stevens about £22 billion in NHS savings

2 June 2015 9:13

Jeremy Hunt has fired a warning shot at the NHS, saying that the time for excuses over cost savings is over. In an op-ed for the Telegraph, the Health Secretary has helpfully reminded… Continue reading

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A sugar tax is simply a tax on the poor

22 May 2015 16:41

Why is it that whenever anyone proposes a tax on the wealthy all hell breaks loose, but when someone proposes a tax on the poor there is no more than… Continue reading

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Dying Without Dignity: a report on end-of-life care that shames the NHS

20 May 2015 7:18

The name says it all. ‘Dying Without Dignity’ is the parliamentary health ombudsman’s report into over 300 complaints of the neglect of terminally ill patients by the NHS. The BBC this morning… Continue reading

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What should Jeremy Hunt do next to the NHS?

19 May 2015 11:19

The Tories barely talked about the NHS during the election campaign. It was an area of Labour strength, and one Ed Miliband and Andy Burnham were keen to talk about… Continue reading

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Andy Burnham still can’t answer questions on Mid Staffs

29 April 2015 16:02

Today’s health election debate on the BBC just now was one of the feistiest we have seen in this campaign. Andy Burnham, Jeremy Hunt and Norman Lamb clashed repeatedly —… Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt stole my health tourism policy

21 April 2015 18:53

Last week, the Department of Health announced that patients would have to produce their passport when registering for their first hospital appointment as part of the clampdown on health tourism. On… Continue reading

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This idiotic NHS ‘calculator’ can’t predict heart attacks. But it might well give you one

9 March 2015 17:13

I can understand why the Tories have ring-fenced the NHS, but if they do want to indulge in a little trimming I know just where to start – with the moron who signed… Continue reading

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The Attorney General Applies To Judges At The High Court To Quash The Original Hillsborough Inquest Verdicts

Burnham’s bill for hollow Hunt legal threat

17 January 2015 9:00

Ubiquitous Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has had to admit that he ‘spent’ £25,000 in a disastrous and embarrassing threat to sue his counterpart Jeremy Hunt. Burnham has had to… Continue reading

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Is the NHS ‘crisis’ too complex for politicians to solve?

6 January 2015 8:56

Is the NHS in crisis, or isn’t it? Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want to use the word, telling the Today programme that ‘there’s a huge amount of pressure’, while Norman Lamb… Continue reading

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The new CEO of the Arts Council has been announced – Guardianistas won’t be happy

17 December 2014 16:10

It is difficult to describe with equanimity the culture shock that has been administered to Arts Council England, the 69 year-old benefits office for the creative industries. Invented by Maynard… Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham’s NHS battle heats up

8 December 2014 17:49

Two politicians unashamedly and eternally at one another’s throats are Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham, scrapping over who cares more about ‘Our NHS’. Today Hunt has written to Burnham complaining… Continue reading

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On left, David Cameron, with health secretary Jeremy Hunt on the right, in December 2013 (Photo: WPA Pool/Getty)

Call them crazy – the foolhardy new incentives for dementia diagnoses

22 October 2014 16:00

Remember this time last year, when Jeremy Hunt decried the ‘national shame’ of neglected old people suffering from undiagnosed dementia? The health secretary lamented that fewer than half of dementia… Continue reading

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If David Cameron wants seven-day GP clinics, he’ll need market reform

30 September 2014 0:49

Today, David Cameron will pledge that if he’s re-elected he’ll give everyone access to a family doctor seven days a week. He will say:- “People need to be able to… Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt opens the attack on the Working Time Directive

23 July 2014 11:10

For years, Secretaries of State for Health have studiously ignored one of the most corrosive regulations to the NHS: the European Working Time Directive. Although the EU is not supposed… Continue reading

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Jimmy Savile assisting a patient at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1980. Photo: Getty Images

Five things you need to know about the NHS’s Jimmy Savile report

26 June 2014 16:11

The NHS has released the findings of its investigations into Jimmy Savile’s relationship with several hospitals and the accusations of abuse. Leeds General Infirmary has been the location of the… Continue reading

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‘A great experience during my colposcopy’ – inside the NHS’s new Accountability Hub

24 June 2014 18:23

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. Jeremy Hunt has taken up this mantra with the launch of the NHS’s Accountability Hub today. As well as offering information… Continue reading

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Let’s not stop at Maria Miller. Let’s get rid of the Department of Culture completely

9 April 2014 10:20

The arts world will not shed a tear at the news that Maria Miller has resigned. Though it was Jeremy Hunt who wielded the axe to the arts budget, it… Continue reading

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The Francis Report into the failings at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust is published today. Picture: Getty

In praise of those who have improved healthcare in Staffordshire

14 March 2014 16:00

Last week, the House of Commons considered the vital matter of the Francis Report – one year on. It is quite difficult at this stage in the tragedy of Stafford… Continue reading

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Gendercide, abortion and hypocrisy of the pro-choicers

15 January 2014 14:48

There was a lovely little ultrasound picture of a foetus to illustrate the Independent’s splash today about the incidence of sex-selective abortions in Britain. According to the paper’s analysis of… Continue reading

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David Cameron And Jeremy Hunt Visit A Hospital To Mark The 65th Anniversary Of The NHS

Jeremy Hunt calls for a ‘profound transformation in the culture’ of the NHS

19 November 2013 14:01

Jeremy Hunt has delivered his response to the Francis Report. It was as expected: monthly staffing figures on a ward-by-ward basis, minimum standards of safety for staff levels, a national… Continue reading

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After Mid-Staffs, the NHS needs whistleblowers – and whistleblowers need protection from the public

19 November 2013 9:36

It is impossible, I would have thought, to have heard Debbie Hazledine’s account on the Today programme of her late mother’s mistreatment at Mid Staffs Hospital and not to have… Continue reading

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The return of the family doctor?

15 November 2013 9:13

Ministers have described the deal on GP contracts, negotiated by the government and the British Medical Association (BMA), as a return to the days when GPs were family doctors. Certainly,… Continue reading

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Is all this tinkering enough to save the NHS? Illustration: Morten Morland

Sir Bruce Keogh denies that he is proposing two tier A&E

13 November 2013 9:12

Sir Bruce Keogh’s anticipated review into accident and emergency has been published today to a chorus of praise and boos. The Mail describes it as a ‘sticking plaster’. The Independent… Continue reading

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Labour and the Tories continue their political Super Mario fight for the 'party of the NHS' crown. Picture: Carla Millar

The next bitter battle over the NHS is looming

1 November 2013 15:46

It’s been a while since we had a nice big fat NHS row, but those who enjoy watching Andy Burnham and Jeremy Hunt fight over the ‘party of the NHS’… Continue reading

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