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Andrew Lansley heckled before NHS summit

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was confronted by angry protesters who accused him of trying to privatise the NHS as he arrived at Downing Street to meet healthcare professionals.

Cameron snubs critics of his health reforms

David Cameron will today signal his determination to press ahead with his health reforms as he stages a Downing Street summit from which critics of the plans have been excluded.

Ministers 'fully behind' NHS plans

Downing Street dismissed suggestions today that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley should be sacked and insisted ministers were "fully behind" his NHS reforms.

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Struggling NHS trusts get £1.5bn bailout

A £1.5bn bailout fund was announced by the Government yesterday to help NHS trusts struggling with the "dismal legacy" of private finance initiatives (PFIs). Seven cash-strapped hospital trusts have been identified as in critical need of the financial boost, which will be made available over the next 25 years.