Francis report

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.…

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…

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…

Julie Bailey: Enemy of the People

30 May 2013 10:49

They’re running Julie Bailey out of town. The poison pen letters, foul-mouthed phone calls, slashed tyres, shit through the letterbox,…

Nurses cannot dismiss calls for reform out of hand

22 April 2013 8:59

It’s not unusual for a trade union representing its members to resist change, and today the Royal College of Nursing…

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…

Andy Burnham arriving at the public inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Trust. Tory ministers and MPs have been pinning the blame for the scandal firmly on the former Health Secretary and his Labour colleagues. Picture: Getty

Tories set Labour in their crosshairs over Mid-Staffs

6 March 2013 16:53

After today’s slightly confusing PMQs line from the Prime Minister about unidentified ‘people’ who ‘should be thinking of their positions’…

Who should we blame for the Mid-Staffs scandal?

6 March 2013 16:27

As the row over who knew what and when in the Mid-Staffordshire tragedy grows, it’s worth taking a close look…

Being squeamish about the NHS won’t stop another Stafford Hospital

7 February 2013 21:25

Should heads roll over the Mid Staffordshire Hospitals Trust scandal? I ask only because as I listened to Mark Carney…

David Cameron’s sombre response to Mid-Staffs report includes hint of political row to come

6 February 2013 15:19

David Cameron does big solemn occasions well. He’s skilled at taking a statement above the usual tit-for-tat partisan exchanges in…

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

Francis report: Cameron needs to talk about the structure of NHS care as well as the culture

6 February 2013 9:07

The Francis Report into Mid Staffordshire hospital trust will be published at 11.30am today. David Cameron will make a Commons…

A memorial gallery of patients who died at Stafford General Hospital. Picture: Getty

Cameron’s opportunity to preach an NHS worthy of worship

5 February 2013 18:31

Today MPs are debating a matter of conscience, invoking their personal religious beliefs as they examine the same sex marriage…