Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is on his high horse over reporting of safety incidents in the NHS, with officials claiming that one in five trusts are not “being open and honest” about risks faced by patients. Hunt told Radio 4 Today: “The NHS is there for patients, and if a hospital has a problem with its reporting […]

Sensitive announcement on A&E made two days before poll Cynical Jeremy Hunt timed news to help local Tories Conservatives knew about A&E ‘stay of execution’ before hospital Jeremy Hunt’s office appear to have broken strict ‘purdah regulations’ by making a sensitive departmental announcement just two days before an election. His Tory special advisers have briefed regional media on a stay of execution for […]

Ex-Marks & Spencer boss Stuart Rose brought in as adviser Works for private equity firm looking to takeover NHS care Rose ‘helping’ hospital … while Care UK bids for the contract Jeremy Hunt is drafting in ex-Marks & Spencers boss Stuart Rose to conduct a review of hospitals. But eyebrows have been raised by Rose’s role with private equity […]

Jeremy Hunt has been definitively slapped down by the court of appeal — who have confirmed that he acted beyond his powers in attempting to force through cuts at Lewisham Hospital. Court ruling great victory for people of #Lewisham & humiliation for @Jeremy_Hunt. How much squandered defending indefensible? #Lewishambles — Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) October 29, […]

The Tories still haven’t removed false claims on NHS spending from their website — at least 16 hours after being ordered to stop by the head of the UK Statistics Authority. Despite coverage in the mainstream press and on blogs, the site still reads: In an embarrassing letter sent addressed to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, […]

More than three weeks have passed since Jeremy Hunt was promoted to secretary of state for health, with industry sources indicating that he has been briefed to keep the NHS off the front pages at all costs. Perhaps this explains why he has yet to do a single interview, appear on any broadcast or make […]

Jeremy Hunt’s sudden promotion to Health Secretary raised many eyebrows across Westminster — and it seems that Conservative members and supporters share that concern. In a poll by Tory grassroots website ConservativeHome, voters said by 39% to 35% that the former Culture Secretary was not a good appointment. The move attracted heavy criticism, when it emerged […]