Introducing a program of Ofsted-Style ratings and special measures into the NHS was controversial at the time. But the move has paid off.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.
Francis Maude was responsible for a huge achievement in slimming down the numbers in Whitehall. His legacy is under threat.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
The Department of Health must establish its own complaints office, which in turn must be accountable to the Secretary of State and thence to Parliament.
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Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
Limiting the Prime Minister’s public interventions is wise, but it will backfire if Departments don’t step in to provide material fleshing out her agenda.
The meagre efforts of the Department of Health have failed to curtail it.
Parents and business need more help from the Government to avert a public health crisis.
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.
This measure, introduced on the Prime Minister’s watch when she was Health Secretary, simply isn’t working.
Responsibility for social care has been downgraded from a Minister of State post to the bottom rung on the Ministerial ladder, Under Secretary.
He says Health Secretary is “the best job in Government”.
Adopting the airlines’ no-fault investigation model is in the best interests of patients, and fits a pattern of minister-led Conservative reform.