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
The current Cancer Research UK television commercial tells us that "As many people now survive cancer as die from it." Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) says that "More people are surviving cancer than ever before". Yet Juliet Bouverie (director of services and influencing at Macmillan Cancer Support) warns that "Our cancer survival rates [...]
Ubiquitous Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has had to admit that he ‘spent’ £25,000 in a disastrous and embarrassing threat to sue his counterpart Jeremy Hunt. Burnham has had to… Continue reading The post Burnham’s bill for hollow Hunt legal threat appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Is the NHS in crisis, or isn’t it? Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want to use the word, telling the Today programme that ‘there’s a huge amount of pressure’, while Norman Lamb… Continue reading The post Is the NHS ‘crisis’ too complex for politicians to solve? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Is the NHS in crisis, or isn’t it? Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want to use the word, telling the Today programme that ‘there’s a huge amount of pressure’, while Norman Lamb… Continue reading The post Whether or not the NHS is ‘in crisis’, politicians need to look properly at its complex problems appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Two politicians unashamedly and eternally at one another’s throats are Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham, scrapping over who cares more about ‘Our NHS’. Today Hunt has written to Burnham complaining… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham’s NHS battle heats up appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
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'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
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
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
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
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.
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