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The Junior Doctors Row: Striking Won’t Help

Rumour has it that, after the controversy surrounding Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms, his successor Jeremy Hunt was instructed to do one thing: keep his head down. Instead, it’s wanted on a plate. As talks between the Government and junior doctors again break down once more, one of this Parliament’s most persistent political stories just won’t […]

Jeremy Hunt makes peace with James Naughtie

Today marked James Naughtie’s last day in the presenting chair on Today after 21 years. To honour his time as… The post Jeremy Hunt makes peace with James Naughtie appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The latest Jeremy Hunt betting

Another story that hasn’t received the coverage it deserves is the problems Jeremy Hunt is having with junior doctors, but with the first junior doctors’ strike scheduled for this Tuesday, that will change.  But people like David Cameron and George Osborne are aware of how important the NHS is, a few days ago, The Spectator reported that […]

Could Michael Gove help Jeremy Hunt solve the junior doctor row?

That 98 per cent of junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action over their new contract shows the… The post Could Michael Gove help Jeremy Hunt solve the junior doctor row? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jeremy Hunt clashes with opposition MPs on junior doctors’ strike

Jeremy Hunt was grilled by MPs from Labour, the SNP and Green Party at Health Questions today on whether his… The post Jeremy Hunt clashes with opposition MPs on junior doctors’ strike appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Why Jeremy Hunt might be onto a loser in his fight with the doctors

Antifrank on  “picking your battles carefully” The government is heading for a major confrontation with junior doctors over pay restructuring. Jeremy Hunt is looking to change their terms of employment to facilitate his vision of a seven day a week health service. Junior doctors feel that the revised terms pull the rug from under them. […]

The chasm between British doctors and Jeremy Hunt

Britain’s health secretary wants to uncharm his way to a revolution. To galvanize support for a seven-day National Health Service (NHS), which the NHS was before Jeremy Hunt’s radical plans, and still is, he asserted that thousands die because there is a shortage of senior doctors during weekends. This is an expedient interpretation of a study […]

Podcast: Jeremy Hunt’s catastrophic mistake

Is Jeremy Hunt spoiling for a fight with the wrong people? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Dr Clare Gerada debates… The post Podcast: Jeremy Hunt’s catastrophic mistake appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Lies we've told our children

The possibility of a strike by junior doctors has more profound political significance than generally realized. What I mean is that we should regard Jeremy Hunt's proposal to change their working conditions as part of a general trend - resulting...

Doctors are accusing Jeremy Hunt of using 'megaphone diplomacy'

The chairman of the British Medical Association's junior doctors committee Johann Malawana has branded Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's last minute pay offer to Junior doctors "megaphone diplomacy." Malawana was referring to an article...Show More Summary

Jeremy Hunt offers juniors doctors an 11% pay rise and pleads with them not to strike

It’s a season of U-turns for the government as Jeremy Hunt will reportedly offer junior doctors an 11 per cent pay rise.… The post Jeremy Hunt offers juniors doctors an 11% pay rise and pleads with them not to strike appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Hunt pay offer in junior doctor row

Jeremy Hunt makes pay offer in junior doctor row By Nick Triggle Health correspondent 4 November 2015 From the section Health Image copyright AP Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to 50,000 junior doctors in England outlining plans he says would lead to basic pay increasing by 11%. But he wants to curb other elements […]

Non-EEA patients face A&E charges

Non-EEA patients face charges for emergency healthcare 31 October 2015 From the section Health Foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment in England under plans being launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Visitors from outside the European Economic Area pay for planned hospital care; Mr Hunt is seeking to extend the charges to those […]

Jeremy Hunt: Britain’s Anti-Machiavellian Health Secretary

By SAURABH JHA, MD Britain’s health secretary wants to uncharm his way to a revolution. To galvanize support for a seven-day National Health Service (NHS), which the NHS was before Jeremy Hunt’s radical plans, and still is, he asserted that thousands die because there is a shortage of senior doctors during weekends. This is an expedient

Hunt ‘misrepresented deaths data’

Jeremy Hunt ‘misrepresented weekend deaths data’ 22 October 2015 From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock The health secretary has misrepresented a key study used to back the case for more seven-day NHS care, the editor of the British Medical Journal says. Dr Fiona Godlee has written to Jeremy Hunt about recent comments where, she […]

Too Sweet to Handle: UK Health Minister Sugarcoating UK Obesity Crisis

Britain's health secretary has been accused of covering up a report into the link between sugar and childhood obesity. The apparent refusal by Jeremy Hunt to disclose a scientific review into a so-called "sugar tax" could cause "immense damage", according to Health Select Committee chair, Sarah Woolaston.

Labour MP ‘sorry’ for Hunt wife tweet

Helen Goodman apologises for tweet about Jeremy Hunt’s wife 12 October 2015 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Helen Goodman has said she wishes to ‘totally apologise’ A Labour MP has apologised after making comments about Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s Chinese wife. Former shadow minister Helen Goodman had tweeted: “If […]

Helen Goodman finds herself in hot water over Jeremy Hunt tweet

At this year’s Tory conference Jeremy Hunt defended the government’s tax credit cuts, claiming they would make the British people work… The post Helen Goodman finds herself in hot water over Jeremy Hunt tweet appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

'Demand Deniers'

Chris Dillow: Demand deniers: The Tories seem... oblivious to problems of weak demand.... Jeremy Hunt tries to justify cutting tax credits by claiming that he wants to create a culture of hard work. Let's leave aside the fact...

Demand deniers

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...

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