Jeremy Hunt has delivered his response to the Francis Report. It was as expected: monthly staffing figures on a ward-by-ward basis, minimum standards of safety for staff levels, a national… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt calls for a ‘profound transformation in the culture’ of the NHS appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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. So how did it all work out? There was no Green Paper as promised; one was drafted but nothing was published. There was no White Paper as promised; instead, [...]
Giving millions of elderly people a dedicated GP personally accountable for their care around the clock will bring back the era of the old-fashioned family doctor, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced on 15 November 2013.Under changes...Show More Summary
Government responds to the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal with more NHS reforms Summary LAST UPDATED AT 09:19 ON Tue 19 Nov 2013 HOSPITALS will be forced to publish the number of staff working on its wards each month, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will announce today. Show More Summary
Dr Finlay lives. His casebook is to be reopened at a surgery near you. The avuncular family doctor portrayed in the Sixties BBC series has been exhumed by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt. In future, named GPs will be held responsible for the care of elderly and frail patients under a deal agreed with the [...]
This is from the @TelePolitics Evening Briefing. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox THE OBVIOUS TARGET Jeremy Hunt has had a pretty good run as Health Secretary. Much of his success has sprung from his decision to redefine his job. Instead of running the NHS, he says, he is paid to hold [...]
It’s been a while since we had a nice big fat NHS row, but those who enjoy watching Andy Burnham and Jeremy Hunt fight over the ‘party of the NHS’… Continue reading The post The next bitter battle over the NHS is looming appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Court of Appeal rules that Health Secretary acted illegally in bid to make cuts at London hospital One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:56 ON Tue 29 Oct 2013 JEREMY HUNT did not have the power to make cuts at Lewisham Hospital in south-east...Show More Summary
Remember the name Simon Stevens. He’s is the new chief executive of the NHS in England and is going to be absolutely crucial to whether the government can make its… Continue reading The post Simon Stevens could turn out to be Jeremy Hunt’s Mark Carney appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Hunt’s "favourite" hospital has reacted angrily after being ranked in the second worst category in new “patient risk” league tables. Bosses at the Royal Free in Hampstead said the Care Quality Commission ratings lacked “common sense” and could discourage whistleblowers coming forward with concerns. See here for the CQC...
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hopes to save money by charging temporary immigrants a £200 fee Briefing LAST UPDATED AT 10:31 ON Tue 22 Oct 2013 UP TO £500m a year could be saved by reducing money spent on foreign patients using the NHS, ministers have claimed. Show More Summary
Up to £500 million could be recovered from overseas visitors’ and migrants’ use of the NHS every year – making clear the need for changes to the current system, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed today. The Department of Health is publishing the first comprehensive study of how widely migrants use the NHS. These independent findings […]
I was interested to see that the lawyer acting for Andy Burnham in his Twitter dispute with Jeremy Hunt is Gerald Shamash, the Labour Party’s official solicitor. Eighteen months ago, I was threatened with a libel suit by Alastair Campbell over something I said on Twitter and he, too, used Mr Shamarsh. My spat with Campbell [...]
Jeremy Hunt has an unusual way of delivering a forceful speech. He pulls a worried, frowny face, and speaks in a special growly sort of voice when he wants to… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt aims for the moral high ground on the NHS appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
What to do about Ukip is dominating the conversation on the fringe and in the conference bars here in Manchester. But Ukip is only part of the challenge for the… Continue reading The post Can Jeremy Hunt make the Tories the patients’ party? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Jeremy Hunt's remarks about GPs and the elderly are another illustration of how he's recast the job of health secretary, and is even changing the politics of Conservative and the NHS. Mr Hunt is not kind about GPs and the service they provide: some A&E departments know patients better than their so-called family doctors, he [...]
The Department of Health is to hand back more than £1.5 billion to Chancellor George Osborne after failing to spend all of its budget. The money, originally meant for the NHS, will be used by the Treasury to reduce its overall costs “during this unprecedented period of fiscal challenge”. The...
This appeared in the UK yesterday. Jeremy Hunt plans sale of confidential patient medical records to private firms Confidential medical records may be offered to private companies for as little as £1, according to plans drawn up by officials. By...Show More Summary
It is no secret that dementia is one of the most pressing challenges the UK is facing. Currently there are 670,000 people diagnosed with the condition in this country alone, and this number is set to double over the next 30 years. However dementia is far from a uniquely British problem - it is a world-wide challenge. Show More Summary
Are David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt going about fixing the NHS in the wrong way? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, former No.10 advisor Sean Worth and director of… Continue reading The post The View from 22 – fixing the NHS in the wrong way, the whining intern and Ed Miliband’s summer of discontent appeared first on Spectator Blogs.