In normal circumstances, openly calling for the dismantling of the NHS would exclude someone from being put in charge of it. But not in Cameron’s cabinet.
They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. On this basis, Scrapbook doubts Jeremy Hunt will be looking to promote the photo above — smiling alongside the private health consultant who famously advised a conference organised by a private equity firm how to “take advantage” of the NHS — which would be “shown […]
A Tory looking to be re-elected as MP for a bellwether seat has blamed health secretary Jeremy Hunt for giving him grossly exaggerated figures on the number of staff at his local hospital.
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 […]
With Jeremy Hunt poised to complete the sale of his stake in Hotcourses.com for £17 million, the health secretary could boost his wealth to as much as £18.65 million — £10 million more than any other cabinet minister. Here’s how that compares with the rest of the Tory millionaires around the cabinet table … and Nick Clegg: In […]
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, […]
Business woman Karren Brady has been unveiled as been unveiled as the Tories’ new business tsar. Introducing George Osborne’s speech earlier she quipped: “A few of you may also know me as the woman who raises my eyebrows a lot in the background on the TV Programme The Apprentice.” This would all be fine, if the […]
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, […]