There have been 20,000 fewer GP referrals to hospital in Bolton compared to last year. We need a full assessment from Ministers of the national situation.
If the public conversation about lives and livelihoods doesn’t change, we risk being trapped in semi-lockdown semi-permanently.
The Government’s own calculations of welfare payments do not cost in the provision of a healthy diet.
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How can we expect a coordinated international response when we can’t even agree how to count deaths?
I see my role as being that of an honest broker in a fluid situation. I’m determined not to put information out because I want to be first with the news.
The core of the problem seems to be that both its own system and the Google/Apple alternative pose substantial problems.
Luckily, Hancock has recognised the need for change, which has been made more urgent by the Coronavirus.
Although NHSX’s approach involves a degree of centralisation, it is important to remember that the identifiers uploaded to the server will remain anonymous.
And Dorries moves up a rank at the Department of Health to become a Minister of State.
The latter led the charge to build 300,000 homes a year – but the Health Secretary’s real achievement is to help create a new industry from scratch.
It will require up to 50,000 people, not 18,000. Or else we’re set to be in shutdown for the duration – with baleful economic consequences.
Former Health Secretary says Labour Government was ready for swine flu, with safety equipment set aside.
Rayner says: ‘We’re nowhere near testing enough, the government has to start testing’, and criticises Hancock for returning to work too soon.
The Minster for Health will be across a lot of the detail, and is well placed to step up to chair the relevant Cabinet committee.