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Yesterday, in my new role as shadow secretary of state for health, I asked Jeremy Hunt to explain the financial crisis growing at the heart of our NHS. This morning the Conservative chair of the health select committee joined a growing chorus of voices and declared the Government’s NHS spending claims to be “inaccurate” and “false“. Time and time again we have been told this government is investing £10 billion more for the NHS, a claim Jeremy Hunt repeated to me this afternoon. However, as members of the health select committee made clear this morning this figure “is not only […]
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Jeremy Hunt told the 2015 Conservative Party Conference that, from next May, he will publish a league table of the best and worst hospitals for avoidable deaths. Isn’t there a need to publish the league table for best and worst health secretary for the National Health Service? Jeremy Hunt is the “Sunshine” Secretary. He took up his post as Secretary for State of Health promising to let transparency rule the day. But the truth about Hunt’s handling of our NHS is that he has sought to cloud and disguise his failings at every possible turn. And the irony is that […]
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