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What did ‘#IminworkJeremy’ Hunt actually say about doctors working weekends?

Well, it’s fair to say that Jeremy Hunt’s going to have a fun time at the next doctors’ conference he attends. There’s the #Iminworkjeremy trend for furious doctors pointing out… Continue reading The post What did ‘#IminworkJeremy’ Hunt actually say about doctors working weekends? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

How feasible is a 7 day NHS?

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So, Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary for England and Wales, wants consultants to work a 7-day week, and is prepared to impose this. Simon Hamilton, the local Health Minister, agrees. This demand is based on there being 6,000 extra and unnecessary deaths (in England and Wales) when patients are admitted at the weekends. This assertion is questionable. more...

First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt

When James Naughtie steps down from the Today programme this autumn, his Jeremy Hunt gaffe will stand out as one of his more memorable moments. The Scottish presenter accidentally introduced him by… Continue reading The post First James Naughtie, now John Humphrys slips up over Jeremy Hunt appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Why you should be backing Jeremy Hunt as next PM

A betting slip from a few days ago. Despite their very best efforts, Labour wasn’t able to weaponise the NHS to their advantage or damage the Tories on the NHS in the election campaign (nor in the run up to the election.) The NHS is an issue that has been traditionally perceived to be one of […]

Independent Scrutiny (12/02/15)

I listened to the Jeremy Hunt's statement in the House of Commons (before the general election) 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...Show More Summary

Jeremy Hunt reminds Simon Stevens about £22 billion in NHS savings

Jeremy Hunt has fired a warning shot at the NHS, saying that the time for excuses over cost savings is over. In an op-ed for the Telegraph, the Health Secretary has helpfully reminded… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt reminds Simon Stevens about £22 billion in NHS savings appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What should Jeremy Hunt do next to the NHS?

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.

Where are we up to on local television?

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 […]

Andy Burnham still can’t answer questions on Mid Staffs

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.

Jeremy Hunt stole my health tourism policy

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.

Meningitis B vaccine and the cost of life

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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...

Fight for the Truth

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

Measuring Performance

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

Independent Scrutiny

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

Cancer in young people: Just bad luck or is it the chemicals we breathe, eat and drink?

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 [...]

Burnham’s bill for hollow Hunt legal threat

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 ‘crisis’ too complex for politicians to solve?

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.

Whether or not the NHS is ‘in crisis’, politicians need to look properly at its complex problems

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.

Jeremy Hunt and Andy Burnham’s NHS battle heats up

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.

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

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