The Tories seem to be demand deniers, in the sense that they seem oblivious to problems of weak demand. Three things make me say this. First, Jeremy Hunt tries to justify cutting tax credits by claiming that he wants to...
Jeremy Hunt tax credit comments ‘misinterpreted’, David Cameron says 6 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA David Cameron has defended Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after he suggested tax credit cuts would motivate Britons to work as hard as people in China. The prime minister said Mr Hunt had been “rather unfairly […]
‘That sounded so much better in my head,’ said Rachel from Friends in Episode 4. I suspect Jeremy Hunt is… The post Jeremy Hunt’s tax credits gaffe will increase the fear about impending cuts appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Tax credit cuts promote hard work, says Jeremy Hunt By Brian Wheeler Political reporter 5 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright PA The government is right to press ahead with cuts to tax credits – despite claims millions will be worse off – because the UK must become as hard working as […]
Jeremy Hunt isn’t going to back down on the changes to junior doctors’ contracts despite a growing row over the… The post Jeremy Hunt says new junior doctors’ contracts are ‘essential’ for seven day NHS appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
This appeared a little while ago.Doctors voice concerns over plan for greater patient access to medical records Misgivings about safety and confidentiality over Jeremy Hunt’s plans to enable patients to access GP record via smartphone and to add information themselvesMedical records at a hospital. Show More Summary
Well, it’s fair to say that Jeremy Hunt’s going to have a fun time at the next doctors’ conference he attends. There’s the #Iminworkjeremy trend for furious doctors pointing out… Continue reading The post What did ‘#IminworkJeremy’ Hunt actually say about doctors working weekends? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
So, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary for England and Wales, wants consultants to work a 7-day week, and is prepared to impose this. Simon Hamilton, the local Health Minister, agrees. This demand is based on there being 6,000 extra and unnecessary deaths (in England and Wales) when patients are admitted at the weekends. This assertion is questionable. more...
When James Naughtie steps down from the Today programme this autumn, his Jeremy Hunt gaffe will stand out as one of his more memorable moments. The Scottish presenter accidentally introduced him by… Continue reading The post First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A betting slip from a few days ago. Despite their very best efforts, Labour wasn’t able to weaponise the NHS to their advantage or damage the Tories on the NHS in the election campaign (nor in the run up to the election.) The NHS is an issue that has been traditionally perceived to be one of […]
I listened to the Jeremy Hunt's statement in the House of Commons (before the general election) on the need for further action to protect 'whistleblowers' in the NHS and I have to say it was a complete breath of fresh air, putting to...Show More Summary
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 The post Jeremy Hunt reminds Simon Stevens about £22 billion in NHS savings appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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 The post What should Jeremy Hunt do next to the NHS? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
When the current coalition government took office five years ago, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sports was Jeremy Hunt and he had a well-publicised passion for local television. So, five years on, where are we on this initiative? Birmingham was launched on 28 February and Oxford on 17 April, bringing the total […]
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 The post Andy Burnham still can’t answer questions on Mid Staffs appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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 The post Jeremy Hunt stole my health tourism policy appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The BBC reports today (here) that agreement has been reached between the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt (the one-time ‘Hulture’ Secretary, as James Naughtie nearly described him) and the suppliers of the Meningitis B vaccine. No exact date has been set for the introduction of the vaccine, though it will be added to the schedule of more...
The BBC reports on the inquiry into Furness General Hospital's maternity unit which has been described as a second 'Mid Staffs' by the NHS health secretary in England, Jeremy Hunt. Now it's hard to believe that relations between midwives...Show More Summary
Here's a thoroughly shameful article by Polly Toynbee which makes a mockery of the words 'political debate' by describing the health secretary Jeremy Hunt as the NHS bully-in-chief. I would say that La Toynbee is an uncritical cheerleader...Show More Summary
I listened to the Jeremy Hunt's statement in the House of Commons yesterday on the need for further action to protect 'whistleblowers' in the NHS and I have to say it was a complete breath of fresh air, putting to the sword any notion that the Conservatives or the Coalition Government are out to 'destroy the NHS' as Labour often claims. Show More Summary