Mid Staffs

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.…

David Cameron answers the questions at PMQs.

Ed Miliband needs to mix things up to avoid Cameron’s PMQs attacks

9 July 2014 13:37

Ed Miliband’s first few questions to David Cameron today were about the various inquiries into child abuse. Miliband wasn’t interested…


‘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 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…

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…


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…

Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks About The NHS

David Cameron prepares for winter of discontent in A&E

11 November 2013 8:31

There are two important NHS stories in the papers today. First, the Times reports (£) that A&E departments are facing severe…

Andy Burnham says Labour has until the spring to sort itself out.

Ed Miliband is caught in Andy Burnham’s crossfire

10 August 2013 10:41

Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, has given an interview to the Guardian which has excited the Tories. Tory chairman Grant…

General Election - National Health Service

Doctors pass motion of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt. Good.

24 June 2013 14:09

The health service that employs you is under more scrutiny than ever before, with shocking cases of bad care, ‘never…

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

David Nicholson should have no future in the NHS

28 March 2013 12:00

When T.S Eliot spoke of the folly of trying to ‘Devise systems so perfect, that nobody will need to be…


Jeremy Hunt responds to the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffs

26 March 2013 18:47

‘The quality of patient care will be put at the heart of the NHS in an overhaul of the health…

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David Nicholson’s select committee session: five key points

5 March 2013 15:36

Sir David Nicholson didn’t deliver the most confident performance before the Health Select Committee this morning, but he didn’t leave…

Healthcare Commission Announce Report On Staffordshire Hospital Death Rate

How to be an anti-politics party in government: make the public sector accountable

3 March 2013 13:58

One of the lessons from last week’s Eastleigh by-election – and indeed the Italian elections – is that voters don’t…

David Nicholson: should he resign as head of the NHS? Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Why David Nicholson must go

1 March 2013 13:45

As the Mid-Staffs tragedy unfurls, it becomes more and more apparent that contrary to the insistence of former Labour Ministers…

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

Where’s the outrage?

9 February 2013 14:38

There’s normally no shortage of outrage in our politics. In Britain today, we specialise in working ourselves into a bate.…