He tells Ridge that “we’ve got to acknowledge the NHS isn’t on its knees, it’s on its face.”
Talking a good game about the health service’s failings is a very different art to ending an unsustainable model.
It would be to all our benefit if our healthcare system played a less dramatic role in our elections; it has been a political football for too long.
Foreign labour is an alternative to ministers facing up to how successive governments have gummed up domestic training and recruitment of medical staff.
The performance of the service is a product of a series of poor choices over the years. Putting those choices right would see it improve quickly.
A new ranking shows that despite mid-table spending, the British people are not getting the healthcare they deserve.
As more and more people turn to private health providers, the narrative is finally shifting.
The Health and Care Bill threatens to stifle on the ground innovation in the health service.
I hope Lord Ashcroft’s latest book is the first of many that can fill in the gaps in the Party’s understanding of this institution.
The Health Secretary knows voters are unlikely to back the Tories in 2024 in gratitude for getting Ukraine right.
It isn’t about naming and shaming, but making sure ministers and NHS professionals are best able to serve patients’ interests.
Work on the Health and Care Bill began in 2019, before the pandemic. It must reflect how conditions have changed.