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Health Sec: My Half-Chinese Children May Suffer If We Don't Control Immigration

The Health Secretary has hit out at immigration because he is worried his mixed race children will be discriminated against. Jeremy Hunt said health tourism risked creating "social divisions" that would see resentment against his half-Chinese family. Show More Summary

Britain 'Likely' To See Ebola Cases In Next Three Months

Britain's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that he believes Britain will experience its first case of Ebola within the next three months. In a statement to the House of Commons the minister said that whilst the general risk to the UK population was low, he said the government was making preparations for an increase to that risk. Show More Summary

Challenge to EU Tobacco Law Backed by British Health Secretary

The EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is set to be challenged in court by an e-cigarette manufacturer, in a move that has the surprise backing of British Secretary of State for Heath Jeremy Hunt. This appears to be something of a U-turn for Hunt, who has previously written to MEPs urging even more restrictive legislation on e-cigarettes. Show More Summary

Are Jeremy Hunt's new medics just 'doctors on the cheap'?

Credits: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Alt Text: NHS physician Government to increase the number of physician Associates, who only need two years of training Briefing Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:23am The government is planning aShow More Summary

London Live Starts to Pull the Plug

The logic behind it seemed so impeccable: "If New York can manage six local TV stations, the idea that London cannot sustain one is bonkers". Thus, former British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a string of local TV stations for...Show More Summary

Jeremy Hunt opens the attack on the Working Time Directive

For years, Secretaries of State for Health have studiously ignored one of the most corrosive regulations to the NHS: the European Working Time Directive. Although the EU is not supposed… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt opens the attack on the Working Time Directive appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 26 Jun 2014

HOSPITAL REPORTS ON SAVILE ABUSE DUE Reports on abuse and inappropriate behaviour by the late DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile are due on 28 hospitals today. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is also expected to make an apology over Savile today. Show More Summary

‘A great experience during my colposcopy’ – inside the NHS’s new Accountability Hub

Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. Jeremy Hunt has taken up this mantra with the launch of the NHS’s Accountability Hub today. As well as offering information… Continue reading The post ‘A great experience during my colposcopy’ – inside the NHS’s new Accountability Hub appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Jeremy Hunt: Better to be isolated and right in Europe

Is it a good thing that David Cameron now appears isolated in Europe as he continues to dig a hole that Jean-Claude Juncker almost certainly won’t fall into? Jeremy Hunt… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt: Better to be isolated and right in Europe appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Opponents of a sugar tax may just have to lump it

Jeremy Hunt has said no to a sugar tax. The Secretary of State for Health does not want to impose any duties on soft drinks and sweets – despite pressure from health experts concerned with Britain’s new status as the fat man of Europe. I hate the nanny state as much as I love nursery [...]

NHS England: how to plug a £2bn gap in healthcare funding

Credits: Scott Barbour/Getty Images Alt Text: NHS No more breast enlargements and EU countries must pay up, says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Briefing Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 11:21am The NHS in England reportedly faces a funding gap of up to £2bn for the next financial year. Show More Summary

Jeremy Hunt: '12,000 unnecessary NHS deaths a year'. Is that a lot?

Apparently, at a Press Gallery lunch earlier today, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said that there were 12,000 "unnecessary deaths" in the NHS every year. My only source for this is our correspondent Christopher Hope, who was at the lunch, and tweeted it - I haven't yet seen any news stories based on it. So [...]

Are British Doctors Following Belgium in Euthanizing Sick Children?

Back in February British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he would investigate allegations by a retired doctor that sick children were being euthanized. That charge by Michael Irwin came literally hours after the Belgian legislature voted to make the country became the first nation in the world to legalize euthanizing children. (The King subsequently signed […]

Let’s not stop at Maria Miller. Let’s get rid of the DCMS completely

The arts world will not shed a tear at the news that Maria Miller has resigned. Though it was Jeremy Hunt who wielded the axe to the arts budget, it… Continue reading The post Let’s not stop at Maria Miller. Let’s get rid of the DCMS completely appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Miller and Macleod ‘flag up’ row that could have flagged

Maria Miller’s PPS Mary Macleod seems to have been trying to emulate what Jeremy Hunt’s former aide Rob Wilson (now PPS to the Chancellor) did for his boss as Culture… Continue reading The post Miller and Macleod ‘flag up’ row that could have flagged appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Will local television succeed?

The one distinctive mark that Jeremy Hunt made in his tenure as Secretary of State at the Culture, Media & Sports Department was the creation of a framework for the introduction of local television. But will it work financially? The third and largest in the new network of local TV stations took to the airwaves […]

Progressing the outcomes of the DCMS Comms Review

First, a recap. On 16 May 2011, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) launched a Communications Review with an open letter from the then Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt. There was no Green Paper as promised; one was drafted but nothing was published. There was no White Paper as promised; instead, on 30 July 2013, a strategy […]

Mid Staffs: Jeremy Hunt backs calls to scrap scandal-hit trust

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Jeremy Hunt HEALTH SECRETARY Jeremy Hunt has backed calls to dissolve Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust following one of the biggest scandals in the history of the health service. The trust, which...Show More Summary

Mid Staffs: Hunt due to decide on future of scandal-hit trust

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Jeremy Hunt HEALTH SECRETARY Jeremy Hunt is due to announce whether or not the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust should be dissolved following one of the biggest scandals in the history of the health...Show More Summary

‘Francis Effect’ on NHS care one year on from Mid Staffs Inquiry

Figures show that NHS care has changed for the better just one year on from the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said at a conference in London. He spoke about the ‘Francis Effect’, with improvements including failing hospitals being put on the road to recovery, more nurses on the wards, more […]

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