Health campaigners say ban could protect nearly half a million children who are exposed second-hand smoke every week
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Andy Burnham defends Labour's record as healthcare report shines light on 'failings' under previous government
Sunday 14 July 2013
Shadow Health Secretary hits back by saying things have got a lot worse under Coalition
Friday 05 July 2013
Director for patients says ‘We are about to run out of cash in a very serious fashion'
Sunday 23 June 2013
The week in which football fans marched on Premier League headquarters in central London ended yesterday with some 400 more descending on the National Football Centre, where the richest League in the world again found themselves under fire.
Sunday 28 April 2013
Thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable elderly people face rising bills and the prospect of forced relocation from struggling care homes, because record numbers of providers are slipping into administration.
£9bn black hole: Painful tax rises likely to hit households after next election as George Osborne is accused of fudging deficit figures
Thursday 21 March 2013
Chancellor under fire as Labour attacks £2.2bn 'raid' on NHS to honour borrowing pledge
Government ignored warnings on hospital death rates that could have saved 20,000 lives, says top health adviser
Saturday 16 March 2013
Government ministers and the NHS ignored warnings about persistently high death rates in hospitals which could have claimed the lives of up to 20,000 patients, a top health adviser has said.
Friday 08 March 2013
Too many middle-of-the-road hospitals are “hitting targets but missing the point”, the Health Secretary is to warn.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Protestors who took to the streets to save a south London hospital has scored a partial victory. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today that Lewisham Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department has been saved from total closure.
Plans to move some NHS services online criticised by charities representing patients with long-term illnesses
Monday 26 November 2012
Plans to move NHS services online to help free up clinics, including the use of Skype video calls for consultations with GPs, have been criticised by charities representing patients with long-term illnesses.
New Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tears up plans to force NHS to meet specific patient satisfaction targets
Tuesday 13 November 2012
By the standards of your typical Government document it is mercifully short in length and remarkably free of jargon.
Monday 05 November 2012
Just a year after the Government vowed to prevent another Southern Cross, we reveal the complex corporate finances that leave our elderly facing an uncertain future
Thursday 28 June 2012
The newly elected leader of the British Medical Association is seeking urgent talks with the Government after doctors unanimously voted for further industrial action if pension negotiations are not re-opened.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
On Question Time week Andy Burnham made the latest in a series of digs about what he perceives to be the irrelevance of Latin. Speaking of Michael Gove's English baccalaureate, he expressed dismay that Gove had "found room for Latin and ancient Hebrew, but not for engineering or ICT. "How," he asked, "can that be the answer to the challenges we face in the modern world?"
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Labour has offered to suspend “politics as usual” in an attempt to find a long-term solution to the problems of funding social care for the elderly in England.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Though the idea of elected police commissioners came from David Cameron, it is Labour which has been putting up the heavyweight candidates for the first round of elections in November. There is John Prescott in Hull, Alun Michael in Wales, and Tony Lloyd in Manchester – former ministers all. The Tories had one big name in the form of the Iraq war hero Tim Collins, but he dropped out.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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