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Andrew Lansley chides chancellor over lack of NHS and social care funding

Former health secretary ‘disappointed’ the autumn statement failed to provide more money to services struggling to cope The former health secretary Andrew Lansley has joined MPs from across the political spectrum in criticising the autumn statement for its lack of extra funding for the NHS and social care. Show More Summary

Andrew Lansley fails to recognise that his NHS reforms just don't work

Each discrete part of the Health and Social Care Act may have had virtues, but it led to massive cost and disruption One of Andrew Lansley’s failings as health secretary was his apparent belief that the only reason he was under attack from all sides for his NHS reforms was because people had not grasped what he was trying to do. Show More Summary

Andrew Lansley’s legacy of crisis in NHS nursing care, and nurse’s pay…

11 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

NURSING CRISIS: Is a 1% pay rise is too much? Are there better calls on that cash? We rely on the majority of registered nursing staff who work at the base of the pay scale to make the whole NHS thing work when resources are cut. We owe it to them and ourselves to admit more...

The Junior Doctors Row: Striking Won’t Help

Rumour has it that, after the controversy surrounding Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms, his successor Jeremy Hunt was instructed to do one thing: keep his head down. Instead, it’s wanted on a plate. As talks between the Government and junior doctors again break down once more, one of this Parliament’s most persistent political stories just won’t […]

Why we should see Andrew Lansley’s diary in the run up to 2011 NHS reforms

Department of Health v. Information Commissioner et al [2015] UKUT 159, 30 March 2015, Charles J read judgment Simon Lewis requested that the Department of Health supply him with copies of the ministerial diary of Andrew Lansley from May 2010 until April 2011, via a Freedom of Information request. Mr Lewis’s interest in all this is […]

David Cameron snubbed at United Nations as Lansley nomination ignored

UN names Stephen O'Brien, a former international development minister, as new chief of humanitarian agency after rejecting David Cameron's nomination of ex-health secretary Andrew Lansley...

Annual NHS spend on management consultancy has doubled since 2010

Annual NHS spending on management consultancy has doubled from £313m to £640m between 2010 and 2014, despite a promise by Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to 'slash' spending after the 2010 election, reveals an article in The BMJ this...Show More Summary

William Hague has betrayed the Commons by backing John Bercow over Carol Mills

William Hague was a dud as foreign secretary. He has now in danger of turning into a useless Leader of the Commons. Within weeks of taking over from taking over from Andrew Lansley in the reshuffle, Mr Hague has been plunged into the biggest crisis to hit the Commons since the expenses scandal five years [...]

David Cameron should send Malcom Rifkind to Brussels (and let Boris back into Parliament)

According to reports over the weekend, David Cameron is considering ditching Andrew Lansley and looking elsewhere for Britain's next Commissioner to Brussels. But who? The Tory Right is promoting somebody even less well-known to the public than Andrew Lansley. His name is Martin Callanan, a Eurosceptic Tory MEP who lost his seat in the European [...]

After Newark CON must be pretty confident of holding Cambs South – the next by-election in the pipeline?

Next by-election coming up – Andrew Lansley’s seat? In February I was the first to tip the ex-health secretary and now leader of the House, Andrew Lansley, as the next UK commissioner in Brussels. I got on at 16/1 and since the price tightened to him being an odds-on favourite. Now the bookies are not […]

Who should David Cameron send to Europe?

Quick thought on the search for Britain’s next European Commissioner. Weekend reports suggested that David Cameron is edging towards nominating Andrew Lansley. That would free up a senior ministerial post, allowing the PM to bring on a younger Tory in his reshuffle. It would also mean a by-election in South Cambridgeshire, at a time when [...]

David Cameron presides over largest liberalisation of abortion practice since 1967 Abortion Act

by Peter Saunders Prime Minister David Cameron has presided over the largest liberalisation of abortion practice since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967. Under his leadership, former health minister Andrew Lansley (pictured), working closely with abortion providers and senior figures at the Department of Health,…

British Government Secretly Rewrites Law to Allow Nurses to Approve Abortions

Prime Minister David Cameron has presided over the largest liberalisation of abortion practice since the passing of the Abortion Act in 1967. Under his leadership, former health minister Andrew Lansley, working closely with abortion providers and senior figures at the Department of Health, has managed to smuggle in what is in effect a nurse-led abortion […]

My 25/1 tip for our next EU Commissioner

The primary reason I’ve been reluctant to heavily back Andrews Mitchell and Lansley (or any other Tory MP) is that I think David Cameron wants to avoid having an unnecessary by-election. My own hunch is that UKIP’s best chance of winning a by-election in this parliament will be in a Conservative held seat, and that […]

MPs blame May in Tory immigration showdown

From my Morning Briefing email: subscribe here The confrontation between Tory backbenchers and David Cameron over immigration is coming to a head. Andrew Lansley announced yesterday that the Immigration Bill will be put through its final Commons stages next Thursday in an attempt to get it through before it runs out of Parliamentary time. Ministers [...]

Shining a light on the shadowy figures who shape our politics

This Bill is not about lobbyists, but the Left’s control of the national bully pulpit "The public should see how third parties seek to influence the political system.” This was how Andrew Lansley, the Leader of the House, justified the broad purpose of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill when he [...]

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 23 Jun 2013

MINISTER THREATENED NHS WHISTLEBLOWER Former health secretary Andrew Lansley threatened to sack a whistleblower who lifted the lid on how the country’s health regulator was failing patients, says the Sunday Times. Lansley wrote to Kay Sheldon last year warning that he was considering her dismissal from the Care Quality Commission board. Show More Summary

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