Tactical newspaper articles are necessary but insufficient. She should make a series of speeches to set out her stall and try to change the weather.
The problem starts before children enter primary school – maintaining healthy lifestyles at home is not just about education but also ensuring that cookery skills and utensils are available.
It flies in the face of our values that girls should be forced to miss school because they can’t afford sanitary products.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
The Somerset MP in conversation with ConHome on: social care, housing, Brexit and the Lords, Carillion…and the reshuffle.
Is there a national collection of staff ideas? Are Whitehall teams working together? What conversations are being held with housebuilders? There’s so much to be done.
People will not accept any arrangement that isn’t funded through the tax system and free at the point of use. So we have to find a way of making the current model work.
Elective surgical centres would be an efficient way to lighten the load on acute hospitals. The health service must be less monolithic in order to cope better.
This would surely encourage more participation amongst all age groups, by raising awareness of the benefits. The Commonwealth Games this year should spur us on.
In a whole host of countries – Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland – A&E waiting times are typically under an hour.
There are also questions for the Department of Transport about funding schemes that have led to more accidents.
Staff and public distrust of the Conservatives is so great that it is impeding vital reform.
There is a spike in hospital admissions every winter, yet we are taking far to little action either to prepare for it or prevent it.
They duplicate much of the consumer champion work done by the Patients Association.
Yes, survival rates in this country are at their highest ever level, but then so are international survival rates. Our real challenge is to close the gap with averages – let alone the best.