Big initiatives are easier to announce than they are to see through and properly scrutinise. The health service’s leaders are accomplished at getting their way.
There remains a culture in much of the public sector that no-one will ever be held to account for wasting money on unworkable vanity projects.
The Health Secretary says that the focus must shift from cure to prevention as the Government prepares for more announcements tomorrow.
Plus: Which of Hancock’s Slags should I liaise with? I’m not known as “Uncle Herod” for nothing. And: Here’s hoping 2019 is happier than 2018.
“We’ve instituted it within the NHS already and I would like to see the whole Government going to that position because it’s the responsible thing to do.”
She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.
Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is officially the worst mental health provider in the country. Proper scrutiny and accountability is needed.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
She didn’t establish herself as a strategic Home Secretary, but is a highly effective media performer.
“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.”
What will happen this week? When could a summit take place? What would the Cabinet say – and what might the Attorney General do?
We have occasionally seen precipitous falls in Cabinet members’ scores. Vertiginous rises are rarer. Indeed, it is hard to think of a jump quite like it.
He tells Marr that “you can set conditions under which the arrangement comes to an end”.
For all the talk of May being pushed towards a Canada-type deal, there is currently no majority around the top table for any Chequers alternative.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.