He has been more robust than any if his predecessors in challenging NHS failings. Prime Ministers seem to have given up trying to sack him.
Posts Tagged: Andrew Lansley MP
“Towards the end of this Parliament, at the point at which our contributions to the European Union reduce, there is an expectation on the part of the public and the NHS that there should be an increase.”
Opponents of grammar schools, some supporters of them, a slice of the independent sector, secularists…all have reason not to be best pleased with her plans.
It’s predominately a tight-knit group of former staffers who’ve worked together before. No change there. But it has a more provincial and state school feel.
There are liberal-minded left-wingers on the right side of the fight for freedom, and patrician Tories on the wrong.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Cameron lowers renegotiation expectations in the hope of selling a paltry change as a triumph
It won’t work – not least because Andrew Lansley accidentally leaked the plan over the summer.
Plus links to the full dissolution peerages and honours details.
The Government has made great strides toward making the NHS truly accountable to patients, but can and must go further still.
It was the wartime Minister for Health, the Conservative Party’s Sir Henry Willink, who actually published the 1944 White Paper in response titled ‘A National Health Service’.
“Polly Toynbee hasn’t written about me for six months…Mind you, if you write that, there will be a stinker of an article.”
People of ability are quitting and the pool of experience is shrinking.
Parliament and people are paying a price for the shift to professional politics.
In some cases, patients will gain more choice over the GP they use – which is why this change should be only a start.
He has dropped from view because he seems to have achieved the improbable feat, for a Conservative, of promoting change without picking a fight with NHS staff.
The story of the fight over Andrew Lansley’s measure – in which this site had a hand.