Another week and another round of Prime Minister's Questions with very few answers. Yet although the reasons for Cameron and Miliband's mutual mocking changes, look a little closer and you will notice there is always one constant.
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Tuesday 30 August 2011
Anti-abortion campaigners are pressing ahead with a controversial amendment to the Government’s new health bill designed to cut the number of pregnancies which are terminated each year in the UK.
Friday 12 August 2011
The number of people waiting more than four hours in A&E has almost doubled, despite a drop in attendances, figures show.
Friday 12 August 2011
Wednesday 10 August 2011
The number of people waiting more than six weeks for key NHS tests has almost quadrupled in one year, figures showed today.
Thursday 04 August 2011
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Cases of the superbug MRSA are at a record low, figures have shown.
Monday 01 August 2011
Thursday 28 July 2011
Rationing has been with us since the dawn of the NHS. We cannot do everything for everyone – it would bankrupt the country. Treatment paid out of the public purse must be based on need, not demand. Ministers, however, shy away from use of the term. Doctors do not like it either, as it runs up against their role as patient's advocate. But they do it, nonetheless. As we report today, primary care trusts are extending the treatments they rate as "low priority" and raising the bar for others by specifying the symptoms that patients must have before they qualify for treatment.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Sir Roger Boyle leaves his post as the NHS's National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke with a bang – and a most unwelcome one as far as Andrew Lansley is concerned. In his interview with this newspaper today, Sir Roger presents an extensive charge sheet against the Health Secretary.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
When Andrew Lansley was appointed to the cabinet by David Cameron in May 2010 you might have expected the new health secretary to take the trouble to introduce himself to the leading players in his department. But no - his first meeting with Sir Roger Boyle, who had been toiling away as the Government’s National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke for more than a decade, did not come until a couple of weeks ago, for what Boyle describes as a “decapitation.”
Monday 25 July 2011
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has privately attacked the Government's public sector pension shake-up, it was revealed today.
Saturday 16 July 2011
The battle over the future of Britain's hospitals intensified this week as leaked government plans suggested it could become more difficult to close failing services and institutions – something that NHS managers say is essential in order to save the rest.
Friday 15 July 2011
The NHS is starting to "creak at the seams" under the twin pressures of tighter spending and growing demand, the president of the Royal College of Physicians said yesterday.
Thursday 14 July 2011
The proportion of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment has increased, official figures show.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Andrew Lansley is wrong – the NHS is not unaffordable, a leading health economist has said.
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