Health secretary miscalculates A&E waiting times

Statistical slip of the tongue from Jeremy Hunt The UK Statistics Authority has warned health secretary Jeremy Hunt, over claims he made about accident and emergency waiting times in England. After reviewing the information, chair of the UK watchdog Sir Andrew Dilnot said Mr Hunt was incorrect to say in Commons that median waiting times […]

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Jeremy Hunt says money shouldn’t affect care standards

A lack of funding is not an excuse for poor care, says the health secretary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has declared that a lack of money is no excuse to deliver poor care, after the trusts placed in special measures estimate a collective deficit of almost £140 million this year. Five of the 11 trusts […]

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Should GP’s be named and shamed?

Plans for GP’s who fail to spot cancer early enough being publicly named under discussion Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to introduce a new scheme where doctors who don’t spot cancer symptoms early enough could be publicly named on the NHS website. Mr Hunt aims to expose GP’s who fail to refer potential cancer patients quickly enough, […]

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Private healthcare discussions ‘toxic’

Health secretary emphasises talks should not be based on ideology Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has exclaimed that the debate over using private providers in the NHS is “utterly toxic”, and that poor care is inexcusable regardless of who delivers it. Speaking at a global health conference, the cabinet minister emphasised that he felt “pragmatism and neutrality”  were […]

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