The battle to save children’s heart surgery at the Royal Brompton Hospital was boosted yesterday - as another specialist London unit was put at risk. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt suspended a country-wide review of services that had proposed reducing the number of hospitals performing the surgery from 10 to seven....
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is correct to say that there was a ‘dramatic fall in confidence’ in alternatives to Accident & Emergency units. He says that this has built up… Continue reading The post We have an A&E crisis: Jeremy Hunt should suspend all hospital downgrades until it’s over appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Mostly, I blame Doctor Findlay, though we journalists haven’t helped either. Journalistic convention abhors repeated words, so when we’re writing about, say, GPs, the second reference to GPs generally has to be something other than “GPs”. The favoured alternative term for “general practitioner” is “family doctor”. Is there a nicer, cuddlier phrase than that? Who [...]
Andy Burnham summoned Jeremy Hunt to the Commons this afternoon for a shouty hour about who loves the NHS more. The Health Secretary’s answer to Labour’s urgent question on the… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt attacks Labour for A&E crisis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Hunt found it hard to explain how the Government’s new immigration “crackdown” will work when he appeared on the Today programme on Radio 4. This is hardly surprising since no-one is much the wiser now the details have been published. The central plank of the new law announced in the Queen’s Speech is that [...]
When did the Queen's Speech become a public relations exercise? Jeremy Hunt has apparently said that this QS is not really a list of specific Bills that the government is proposing to introduce: "We are just announcing areas we are going to tackle." So this historic ritual in which the sitting government presents its legislative [...]
Health Secretary warns Royal College of Nursing to be 'very careful' after they call his reforms 'stupid' One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:21 ON Mon 22 Apr 2013 HEALTH SECRETARY Jeremy Hunt has hit back at the Royal College of Nursing...Show More Summary
Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, has said he is pleased that the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt has today, doing Urgent Questions in the House of Commons, concurred that Sir Roger Boyle should not continue to play any part in the decision making process on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit. [...]
Martin Flannagan, CEO of Beating Bowel Cancer – the charity which provides support for those with bowel cancer – has written to Jeremy Hunt (The Secretary of State for Health) warning him that patients with terminal bowel cancer will lose their life-enhancing drugs when the Cancer Drugs Fund comes to an end in 2014. The [...]
‘The quality of patient care will be put at the heart of the NHS in an overhaul of the health and care system in response to the Francis Inquiry.’ This… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt responds to the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffs appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Hunt used his address to the Conservative Spring Forum this afternoon as the next step in his quest to make the Conservatives the party of the NHS, not Labour.… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt continues his quest to make the Tories the party of the NHS appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Hunt has made a brave suggestion: let private sector managers run the NHS. Before the unions start baying for the Health Secretary's blood, they should realise that this means the client/patient comes first. Those in charge of a private company know that they sink or swim depending on customer satisfaction. If the client feels [...]
NHS STAFF 'GAGGING CLAUSES' BANNED The government yesterday banned "gagging clauses" in NHS severance agreements in England and Wales as the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt declared that "the era of gagging NHS staff from raising their real worries about patient care" must end. Show More Summary
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has just announced that the UK is developing a new plan to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) which could save up to 30,000 lives over the next several years. The UK is behind a lot of other Western countries in managing cardiovascular diseases. Show More Summary
Health Secretary says 30,000 die each year as British health care fails to match best in Europe First Post LAST UPDATED AT 12:33 ON Tue 5 Mar 2013 THE "shocking underperformance" of health services causes tens of thousands of peopleShow More Summary
In May 2011, the then Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt issued an open letter which launched the DCMS Communications Review which is intended to lead to a new Communications Act by 2015. In the intervening near two years, progress has been painfully slow, the promised Green Paper never materialised, and Hunt himself has now moved [...]
Could it really be true that Jeremy Hunt is going to back down on NHS reform under pressure from axe-grinding special interests (sorry, his Liberal Democrat coalition partners)? New regulations which are scheduled to come in with the Government's Health and Social Care Act would have permitted private providers to compete for contracts with the [...]
Jeremy Hunt is unveiling the government’s long-awaited reforms to the funding of social care today. This is the next announcement in the government’s mid-term review series, and while it addresses… Continue reading The post Social care reforms: the good and bad news appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
When Jeremy Hunt became Health Secretary last September, the Google Alert I set up against his name would spew forth a regular stream of contemptuous comment on the new appointment.… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt’s promising path as Health Secretary appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
THE decision by Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, to dismember the South London Healthcare Trust is a sound one, even if the local response has hardly been enthusiastic. The trust, which oversaw several south London hospitals, had a...Show More Summary