In terms of the actual situation in hospitals, probably not, but that does not insulate it from the political danger of such a narrative should it take hold.
Posts Tagged: Department of Health
Truss is the new Womens’ Minister, Goldsmith will attend Cabinet. The Government is reshuffled at Ministerial level.
Seven changes in all given the recent run of resignations: it all has a bit of a provisional feel.
The body blow for the nursing profession in UK was the decision to abolish bursaries for the training of nurses and midwives.
We need a comprehensive plan for adult social care, complemented by a national strategy for preventing avoidable ill-health in later life.
The Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary steps up to plug another gap in her short-staffed ministry.
The Prime Minister has eschewed the chance to bind waverers with patronage in favour of promoting able loyalists who won’t make trouble.
“We need a radical shift in the NHS, from a hospital service for the ill, to a service to keep us healthy.” – Hancock’s speech, full text
“Over just the last year, emergency admissions at A&E have increased by 6.6 per cent. This rate of growth of demand is simply unsustainable.”
Hall becomes PPS to the Party Chairman; Cartlidge follows Hunt to the Foreign Office; Chalk appointed PPS to the Health Secretary.
Never mind Hunt. Move over, Hancock. Meet Geoffrey Cox – the most significant appointment of the reshuffle.
As the meaning of legal texts moves centre-stage, Brexit-wise, May sends for a top QC to champion her case – and pore the documents.
Geoffrey Cox becomes Attorney General.
The hard paradox is that while older people are electorally powerful – perhaps more than ever – they are also individually vulnerable.
The Vote Leave director is the onlie begetter of this cashfest. But we’ve said it before and say it again: Britain can’t tax its way to prosperity – or a better health service.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
As a Kent MP, I’m delighted Canterbury is one of the sites chosen to host new training facilities.
Hunt on social care: “I want to be honest about how well we are meeting that litmus test. In truth, not well enough.”
The Health and Social Care Secretary presents his seven principles for reforming the struggling system, conceding “we need to do better.”