Mr Speaker Bercow has sprung quite an important surprise on the Commons. He's allowed not two, but three amendments to the motion on the Queen's Speech to be voted on today. A slightly bemused Leader of the Commons, Andrew Lansley, politely...Show More Summary
The old joke - I take my only exercise acting as a pallbearer at the funerals of my friends whoexercise regularly – is no laughing matter for Andrew Marr. He has been interviewed on his own show… Continue reading The post Andrew Marr – like Andrew Lansley – was almost killed by exercise. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
A MORE than usually terrifying assault on Andrew Lansley's ragged health and social care bill in the Lancet claims that it is in fact a Trojan horse for private companies taking over key services and ruining the principle that health care should be free at the point of delivery. Show More Summary
In this week’s Spectator James Forsyth interviews new Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about how he will continue Andrew Lansley’s legacy on NHS reform. He says his ‘burning mission’ is to… Continue reading The post Jeremy Hunt: no promises on the NHS ringfence appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
I’m at a YouGov conference in Cambridge where we’re just had a speech from Andrew Lansley, the new Leader of the House. He was speaking about the coalition, and gave… Continue reading The post Andrew Lansley: the Tories chose not to win appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
In his first interview since being moved from Health Secretary to become Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley defended his health reforms. "The service is in good financial shape," he said. "We've delivered £10 billion of efficiency...Show More Summary
Jeremy Hunt has been promoted to Health Secretary in Prime Minister David Cameron's first major cabinet reshuffle since he took office.Mr Hunt takes over the role from Andrew Lansley, who faced a tough parliamentary battle over the Government's...Show More Summary
Jeremy Hunt is settling into Richmond House, HQ of the Department of Health. He'll oversee a £100 billion budget and the public service that voters regularly name as the most important in the country. He inherits the office of Andrew Lansley, off to become Leader of the House: still a Cabinet post, but a relative [...]
Andrew Lansley, the UK's Health Secretary, has accepted UK immunization experts' recommendations to extend the flu vaccination program to vaccinate all children. The UK Government's vaccination programs have already gained worldwide recognition as the most comprehensive programs. Show More Summary
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Your chance to vote and make your prediction Which cabinet ministers do you think will go in Cameron’s first re-shuffle – (tick as many as you wish) Jeremy Hunt Baroness Warsi Caroline Spelman Ken Clarke Cheryl Gillan Andrew Lansley Vince Cable Michael Moore William Hague Owen Paterson Philip Hammond Ed Davey Iain Duncan Smith Andrew [...]
The government has refused to publish the risk assessment of its NHS reforms, claiming that doing so "could harm the quality of future advice from civil servants." Andrew Lansley says: There...needs to be safe space where officials are able to...
Perhaps, the biggest question about the post-Olympics reshuffle is what happens to Andrew Lansley. In an interview with The Times (£) today, he makes it abundantly clear that he expects to stay at Health. Now, there are certainly those in Downing Street who would like to see him moved. Show More Summary
Battered and bruised by his battle over NHS reforms, Andrew Lansley is about to plunge into a "nanny state" row with smokers. I'm told that on Monday the Health Secretary will launch a consultation on plain packaging for cigarettes, to make smoking less attractive. Show More Summary
If Andrew Lansley thought he could rest easy after passage of the Health Bill, then he's in for a rude awakening. Yesterday, the shadow Cabinet Minister Jon Trickett busted Lansley's department for spending £109,017 since January this year to supply its employees and visitors with free refreshments — aka, tea and biscuits. Show More Summary
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland, has challenged the Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, during Health Questions, to consider the impact of removing specialist children’s heart services from Leeds on the provision of adult congenital cardiac services at the hospital. Leeds General Infirmary’s Children’s Heart Unit is under threat of closure, under a [...]
There has been a great deal of talk about George Osborne’s relatively inconsequential budget over the past 48 hours, and this has caused Westminster observers to neglect a more significant development. Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill has now passed through all the stages of legislation, and become law. A great deal has been made [...]
A few months ago, I was invited to speak at the Health Service Journal conference, and hugely enjoyed meeting various reformers from within the NHS (and, of course, their enemies). One representative from the NHS Federation pointed out...Show More Summary
Last week the health secretary of the Westminster government - Andrew Lansley - was caught up in a protest about the coalition's plans for the NHS in England and Wales. An elderly woman - June Hautot (75) - blocked the minister's path and had her name and face splattered over the news papers the following day. Show More Summary