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.
Posts Tagged: Department of Health
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.”
J Meirion Thomas: If we are to stop losing our best doctors, we must keep training and retraining them
Some specialist hospitals have made stellar consultant appointments from abroad. However, many doctors relocating here are economic migrants.
J Meirion Thomas: The Immigration Health Surcharge must be revised or abolished – not tinkered with.
By April, about 1.4million non-EU migrants and students will have been given unlimited access to the NHS for a pittance.
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.
Are we due a “Boris eruption”? Where he, May, Davis and Hammond are now on the Government’s Brexit strategy.
The Prime Minister’s stance on regulatory alignment is very hard indeed to square with his vision of a freewheeling Britain. Watch this space.
Jeremy Hunt: Leadership is crucial. That’s the moral in the story of how Colchester NHS Trust was turned round.
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.
As the civil service starts to grow again Conservatives must remember our mission to reduce bureaucracy
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.
Bruce Newsome: The key problem with the NHS. Not resources, not culture – but a lack of accountability
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.
Plus: An idea for May. A quote from YouGov. A cancelled lunch. A headline from the Economist. Could Gove return? And: could Bercow be ousted?
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.