He’s written a new book about avoidable deaths in the NHS, which plainly made a deep impression on him as Secretary of State.
Private healthcare should be an option for the many, not just the few. The Government should make this option more affordable.
The Government is poised to reverse the trend to competition rather than collaboration that has marked healthcare policy for 30 years.
It’s a politically sensitive subject and the Government has a lot on its plate, but the Treasury is right to be concerned with ensuring value for money.
The political sting must be taken out of our healthcare debate. Conflicting ideas over privatisation, taxation and automation should be given serious, non-partisan review.
But the collapse of the Tory manifesto social care plan, plus the Government’s lack of a workable Commons majority, all but rule out radical change to the system.
Downing Street and Conservative MPs should not abandon this reforming Health Secretary under pressure from the BMA and the unions.
Twenty years at Harriet Harman’s high altar of all women shortlists and selection quotas are duly delivering their reward – for the Conservatives.
Here in Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, we have a strong message, the right conditions for it, and the right people to spread it.
“Polly Toynbee hasn’t written about me for six months…Mind you, if you write that, there will be a stinker of an article.”
We get in our bid to be nice about him before rather than after he’s fired.