Revelling in the latest growth figures, George Osborne lifted Balls-baiting to a new plane. He was asked an unusually long list of super-friendly questions by euphoric Tory backbenchers. Ones that in the secret dreams of the MPs involved, invite the answer: “Yes. My honourable friend has absolutely hit the nail on the head with that spiffing question correctly mentioning our long-term economic plan, allowing me to lay into the Opposition, and qualifying him for early promotion.”
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Wednesday 29 May 2013
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Tuesday 28 May 2013
The number of NHS staff with dementia training will reach 100,000 by March next year under a shake-up of medical education in England.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Initiative sees doctors, nurses and other staff get together to discuss stresses or dilemmas they have faced while caring for patients
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Sir David stepped down in wake of Mid Staffs scandal
Sunday 12 May 2013
A group of senior nurses is warning that staffing levels on many hospital wards in England are unsafe.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Demand on NHS accident and emergency departments is “out of control” and “totally unsustainable”, the head of the health and social care regulator has warned.
Monday 29 April 2013
A mother who won £95,000 on the television show Deal or No Deal has been ordered to do 215 hours unpaid work.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Fourteen NHS Trusts under investigation for persistently high mortality rates had 3,000 more deaths than expected in one year, according to latest figures.
Jeremy Hunt accuses Royal College of Nurses of putting its own interests above patient care as nursing leaders call Government reforms 'a really stupid idea'
Monday 22 April 2013
Nursing leaders were accused tonight by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, of putting the interests of their profession above patient care after they called Government reforms a “really stupid idea”.
Scandal-hit Mid Staffs NHS trust placed into administration to ensure 'sustainable delivery' of services
Monday 15 April 2013
The scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust is to become the first foundation trust in the country to be put into administration, regulators confirmed.
Thursday 11 April 2013
Officials admit diabetic Gillian Astbury suffered ‘appalling’ care on ward before she died
Monday 08 April 2013
Children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary will restart on Wednesday, NHS England said today.
Eric Pickles condemns 'under-the counter pay-offs' as £14m bill for gagging orders for 5,000 axed civil servants is revealed
Wednesday 03 April 2013
200 staff in Whitehall and 4,562 in local authorities signed 'compromise agreements'
Monday 01 April 2013
Anyone admitted to hospital will soon be able to see what former patients thought of the care they received on a ward-by-ward basis, the NHS will announce today.
Monday 01 April 2013
No 10 adviser says NHS hospitals should consider getting rid of central nursing stations to re-engage staff with their patients
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
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