Identity checks and up-front charging make for a less compassionate and egalitarian NHS.
School children today face a huge amount of pressure.
The government is making £200,000 available to train teachers in how to deal with mental health issues in secondary school children.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt on a hospital visit in 2014.
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We asked two academics to check Jeremy Hunt's figures.
Nursing apprenticeships didn't work out the first time and now they're back, and pose a risk to patients.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
People admitted to hospital on the weekend tend to be sicker.
While politicians and doctors argue over the data on the weekend effect, it's important to remember that there are other ways to reduce hospital deaths.
Calorie dense and cheap.
Eighty years ago, poor people in Britain suffered ill health as a result of eating unhealthy food, just as they do today. The only difference is, in 1936, policymakers didn't blame the poor.
Every bit helps.
Jeremy Hunt believes that NHS England could increase its income from EU 'health tourists' fivefold without too much effort.
You’re costing me how much?
Capping agency staff rates is not the solution. We need to increase the supply of permanent staff.
More patients die at weekends.
Jeremy Hunt's solution to cutting deaths in hospitals at the weekend is to increase staff levels. But is it just a fudge?
Working on a Sunday.
David Cameron promised a seven days a week GP service by 2020, but without considering the possible knock-on effects
The health secretary should consider the history of his predecessors all the way back to Aneurin Bevan when it comes to keeping doctors happy.
He says it’s for safety, but is there an ulterior motive?
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If the relationship between the government and the medical profession is the 'politics of the double bed', then this couple are in a rocky patch.
Be prepared to wait when you get there.
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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says A&Es are seeing and treating people faster than any other country that measures performance. Is he right?
Circle to walk away after three years and £5m losses.
Healthcare group Circle has announced that it plans to withdraw from its contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire, three years into a deal that was supposed to last ten years. The company…
STV counts down to Scotland’s first new local channel.
At 6.30pm tonight, Scotland will lay down a milestone in one of the key debates in television: will local television become a successful and profitable part of the UK’s media scene or remain one politician’s…
Everyone seems to prefer a big punch up.
It’s a traditional part of the theatre of health policy for trade unionists to give secretaries of state for health a hard time. The latest example of this was the vote of no confidence in Jeremy Hunt…
Rupert Murdoch arrives at the Leveson Inquiry in London last week.
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Actor Hugh Grant said it as well as anyone in an interview with ABC News a while back. All that was needed to end the UK’s decades-long culture of tolerance for News International’s phone-hacking, its…