Health Secretary

Should Junior Doctors Strike or Not?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

The responsibility lies with the government; they have chosen to spend £9m on a leaflet about Brexit without spending this on having more junior doctors or investing in a better contract for junior doctors.

Four Reasons Why Junior Doctors Are Being Called Militants

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Tony Rao

For the moment, the voice of junior doctors is being smothered by the toxic fumes of political propaganda. In the meantime, junior doctors will not give the fight. It is still their fight, but they need us to be behind them. We are, after all, One Profession.

Junior Doctors Are Being Put Into The Firing Line Because of Short-Sighted Government Health Policy

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Tony Rao

The system is clearly broken. The current stalemate made me think of the 2007 banking crises, with the current government now propping up an NHS with dwindling resources but peddling the notion that all is well and still trying to expand it. So what's behind the government's intransigence? Well, not surprisingly, it is cut-throat politics at its worst.

8 Junior Doctors Explain Why They Won't Be At Work On Tuesday

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK

The first part of the junior doctors strike is set to begin on Tuesday, with medics protesting new contracts put forward by Health Secretary Jeremy Hu...

The Return of NHS Deficits

Thomas Cawston | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Thomas Cawston

In a bid to improve quality the Government has taken its eyes off the money. Back in 2010 the health service was set the mission of improving productivity by £20 billion. As many leading independent voices and the Government itself recognised, achieving such savings would only be possible by fundamentally transforming how care is delivered and organised.

Fears NHS Patients 'Could Be Sent To India'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

NHS patients could be sent to India to be treated cheaply it was warned last night, with as many as 20 NHS trusts planning lucrative deals with health...

Government Accused Of 'Breaking Up' NHS

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

The government was accused of "breaking up" the NHS after announcing a downgrading of accident and emergency and maternity services to deal with huge ...

Labour Call For Less Sugar, Salt And Fat In Food

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK

Laws limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in food should be considered, a leading Labour politician has urged. Andy Burnham, the shadow healt...

Jeremy Hunt Defends Views On Abortion

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt pledged today that he will follow scientific advice in his decisions as Health Secretary. Mr Hunt's appointment to the health brief in ...

A&E Waiting Time 'Hit Eight Year Peak'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

The number of patients facing crippling waiting times in England's accident and emergency units has reached an eight-year peak, according to a new a s...

'Big Mac Better Than NHS Hospital Food' Claims Study

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK

Some hospital patients would be better off having a MacDonald's burger than eating food currently served on wards, a Study has shown. Food charity ...

Lansley Heckled By Nurses Over NHS Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics

Nurses heckled and laughed at Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on Monday after he claimed clinical staffing levels in the NHS had increased. The Hea...

Abortion Spot Checks 'Hit Hospital Inspections'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's spot checks on abortion clinics resulted in the Care Quality Commission cutting the number of inspections of hospita...

Protests Home And Abroad: Pictures Of the Day

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

As health secretary Andrew Lansley faced protestors on his way to Downing Street and students in Madrid were demonstrating over education cuts, others...

Health Reforms: Lansley To Announce New Institute For Health Equity

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics

A new institute to tackle health inequalities will be launched. The organisation will receive £1 million from the Department of Health over the ne...