Tag Archives: Andy Burnham

Jeremy Hunt Retreats After Threat of Legal Action

After receiving a letter from the lawyers, Jeremy Hunt has written to Andy Burnham denying that his tweet accused Andy Burnham of personally covering up failings of hospitals while he was Secretary of Health.  You can read both his original … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham Considers Legal Action Against Jeremy Hunt

You may have seen the following tweet from Jeremy Hunt (Secretary of State for Health) and also other tweets in similar vein by some Conservative MPs: Jeremy Hunt @Jeremy_Hunt Shocking revelations on @andyburnhammp’s attempts to cover-up failing hospitals. We’re legislating to make … Continue reading

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‘Whole-Person Care’ A One Nation approach to health and care for the 21st Century – Speech by Andy Burnham MP

The Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP today 24th January 2013, gave a speech to the King’s Fund outlining Labour’s vision for an integrated health and social care system that would take a holistic approach and deal with ‘whole-person care’. … Continue reading

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UK Statistical Authority says not true that Coalition has increased NHS funding in real terms

Labour had made a complaint to the UK Statistical Authority to look into claims made by David Cameron and the Health Minister that NHS spending had gone up in real terms.  The watchdog has found the best-available Treasury data suggested real-terms … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham’s speech to Labour Party Annual Conference 2012

Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health, said today (3rd October) at Labour Party Annual Conference 2012: Conference, my thanks to everyone who has spoken so passionately today and I take note of the composite.  A year … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham’s letter to Jeremy Hunt, who replaced Andrew Lansley as Secretary of State for Health

It was a great day to see Andrew Lansley being sacked from his role as Secretary of State for Health  but an equally bad day to see that Jeremy Hunt is his replacement. The NHS is not safe in Jeremy … Continue reading

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Andy Burnham Attacks ‘commercial’ NHS Plan

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has eased the way for further privatisation of the NHS.  The Coalition government has paved the way for NHS hospital trusts to spend 49% of their efforts and resources for private patients and … Continue reading

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