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Jeremy Hunt MP

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  • = Key Development Wednesday 28th January
  • 12:42 Hunt: Labour have 'sunk to new depths' on NHS House of Commons

    Hunt: Labour have 'sunk to new depths' on NHS House of Commons

    The Health Secretary has accused Labour of having "sunk to new depths" in their latest attack on the Government over NHS 'major incidents. Jeremy Hunt was called to the Commons to answer an Urgent Question following news that hospitals in... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 16th January
  • 13:00 The ambulance service in England News

    News | UK Parliament source icon

    Written Statement made by: The Secretary of State for Health (Mr Jeremy Hunt) Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 15th January
  • 20:00 Screen Test The House Magazine

    20:00 | The House Magazine | PoliticsHome The House Magazine Screen Test

      Words: Paul Waugh Photos: Paul Heartfield      For a woman whose weekend lie-in was ruined by pre-dawn tablet computer action, Nicky Morgan looks remarkably bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. “Alex woke us up at half past fiv... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Sunday 11th January
  • 11:42 Andrew Gwynne: I've not head Ed Miliband use the word weaponised about the NHS On air

    On Air | Andrew Gwynne MP | Shadow Health Minister | Sunday Politics, BBC One Video Andrew Gwynne MP

    Andrew Gwynne said he had never heard Ed Miliband use the word "weaponised" regarding the NHS. "What we’re doing is absolutely right: taking the battle for the better future of the NHS out to the country and not a day between now and the... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 9th January
  • 16:26 In Brief Events

    16:26 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg speaks at the Journalists' Charity annual reception in London Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond begins a visit to central Europe Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt meets with Hull MPs to discuss Hull NHS E... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 6th January
  • 08:21 Jeremy Hunt: A&E units delivering for vast majority of patients, despite huge pressure On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Today, BBC Radio 4 Video Jeremy Hunt MP

      Jeremy Hunt accepted A it is sometimes quite distressing when you have a lot of patients and you can’t give them the care that you want to give them. “And I think we also have to recognise, despite the particular pressures, despite ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 5th January
  • 16:40 Hunt: British Ebola nurse shows best of NHS values House of Commons

    Hunt: British Ebola nurse shows best of NHS values House of Commons Hunt: British Ebola nurse shows best of NHS values

    A British nurse who was infected with Ebola after traveling to Sierra Leone to help tackle the virus represents the "very best of NHS values", Jeremy Hunt has said. Pauline Cafferkey, who was working for the charity Save the Children, is... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 25th December
  • 15:57 Dot Commons: Merry Tweetmas from your political representatives Dot Commons

    PoliticsHome

    Even MPs are taking a bit of time off to relax and eat a bit of turkey today – but a lot of them are still tweeting away their festive news. It’s chaotic in the Danczuk household this year, with some controversial gifts. Look what @K...

  • = Key Development Thursday 18th December
  • 15:38 Story (5 links): Clash over A&E stats

    PoliticsHome Clash over A&E stats Story View links

    Labour and the Conservatives have traded barbs about the health service amid a row over whether performance data of A&E units should be published over Christmas.

    Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claimed there was a “news blackout” since NHS England did not intend to release the data for three weeks over the festive period.

    He was granted an Urgent Question on the issue in the Commons this morning, when he said authorities were already collecting the data.

    “There is absolutely no reason why it should not be published,” he argued.

    But Jeremy Hunt pointed out the data have never been released at this time of year.

    “We have never published figures over the Christmas period because to do so would mean we would have to force NHS staff to work over Christmas when actually otherwise, where it’s possible, we would like them to be able to go home for Christmas,” the Health Secretary told MPs.

    He went on to criticise Mr Burnham, accusing him of trying to “undermine” the work of frontline staff by criticising the Government’s handling of the NHS.

    “The NHS is performing well under a great deal of pressure. He should commend the efforts being made by frontline staff and not undermine them by trying to turn the NHS into a political football.”

  • 10:55 Hunt and Burnham trade blows on A&E stats House of Commons

    Hunt and Burnham trade blows on A&E stats House of Commons

    Jeremy Hunt has accused Labour of seeking to “undermine” the efforts of NHS staff by criticising the Government’s running of the health service. The Opposition forced Mr Hunt to the Commons this morning to deliver a statement on the pub... Continue to article

  • 00:01 Labour: Labour calls on Government to lift news blackout on A&E - Andy Burnham Press Release

    00:01| Press Release

    A press release from Labour: Labour calls on Government to lift news blackout on A&E Following reports of record-breaking pressure on England's hospital A&E departments and ambulance services, it emerged on Wednesday that the NHS will ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 9th December
  • 08:18 Story (4 links): Hunt to hail cancer improvements

    PoliticsHome Hunt to hail cancer improvements Story View links

    The Health Secretary will today say improved treatments mean that more cancer patients are surviving than ever before.

    Jeremy Hunt will publish new figures suggesting up to 17,000 more patients are surviving the disease every year in the last five years.

    Labour says it would fund a new scheme to pay for innovative cancer drugs and replace the Cancer Drugs Fund, but the Conservatives say their promises are unrealistic.

    "The problem with cancer policy under the current Government is that it prioritises one form of cancer treatment over others and places one group of patients ahead of another," Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will say today.

    "This is indefensible when we know surgery and radiotherapy are responsible for nine in ten cases where cancer is cured. It is not right that 40,000 people every year who could benefit from radiotherapy are missing out."

  • 07:59 Labour:We will tackle scandal of cancer patients denied life-saving treatment - Burnham Press Release

    07:59| Press Release

    A press release from Labour: Burnham: Labour will tackle scandal of cancer patients denied life-saving treatment · £330 million fund for all types of cancer treatment - including latest forms of radiotherapy, surgery and drugs · A ne... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 8th December
  • 13:13 In Brief Events

    13:13 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron visits Turkey Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (4:00pm) and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (12:30pm) speak at the Britain against cancer conference (Central Hall, Westminster) Energy Secretary Ed Davey a... Continue to article

  • 12:27 House of Commons Business Commons Business

    12:27 | Commons Business | PoliticsHome Commons Business

    Commons Chamber  11:30am: Treasury questions (topicals at 12:15pm) Main business Ten minute rule motion: Funeral Services Bill (Emma Lewell-Buck, Lab, South Shields) Counter Terrorism and Security Bill: Committee (Day 1)  Adjournment debate... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 5th December
  • 00:01 Health and Care Innovation Expo returns to Manchester in 2015 Press Release

    00:01| Press Release

    NHS England will today announce Health and Care Innovation Expo is to return to Manchester in 2015. More than 5,000 people from across NHS, voluntary and community sectors, including local commissioners and providers, CSUs, local authori... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 2nd December
  • 12:55 Lobby:Number 10: Dementia Friends training for Cabinet ministers Lobby Briefings

    12:55 | Lobby Briefings | PoliticsHome Lobby Briefings

    Cabinet ministers underwent training as 'Dementia Friends' at this morning's meeting, Downing Street has said. David Cameron this morning described the condition as “one of the greatest enemies of humanity”, and confirmed £15m of Governm... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 1st December
  • 22:59 Liz Kendall: Conservatives have an ideological hangup on the NHS On air

    On Air | Jeremy Hunt MP | Health Secretary | Video Jeremy Hunt MP

    Liz Kendall said the Conservatives have an ideological hang-up with the NHS which has halted reform. “I am really disappointed that Jeremy Hunt and the Conservatives haven’t focused on the right reforms, we could have seen more power to ... Continue to article

  • 17:34 Burnham attacks Tories for 'fiddling the NHS figures' PoliticsHome News

    Burnham attacks Tories for 'fiddling the NHS figures' PoliticsHome News

    The Shadow Health Secretary has said that the country and the NHS deserved better than “a chancellor fiddling the figures and a health secretary spinning the facts”. During Jeremy Hunt’s statement on the NHS’s five-year plan in the Commo... Continue to article

  • 15:37 In Brief Events

    15:37 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron makes an announcement on funding for dementia research Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg makes an announcement on Bicester, the site of the Government's proposed second garden city Chief Secretary to the Tr... Continue to article

  • 15:37 In Brief Events

    15:37 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron chairs a conference on Afghanistan in London and is expected to meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (9:00am) Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at the NHS Alliance conference and exhibition in London ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Wednesday 26th November
  • 12:50 PMQs: Cameron and Miliband go head-to-head over the NHS House of Commons

    PMQs: Cameron and Miliband go head-to-head over the NHS House of Commons

    David Cameron and Ed Miliband have once again traded blows over the health service, in a session of Prime Minister's Questions focusing heavily on NHS policy. The Prime Minister was challenged by the Labour leader over an admission by H... Continue to article

  • 10:10 Andy Burnham: Hunt contradicting his own government's health advice On air

    On Air | Andy Burnham MP | Shadow Health Secretary | Sky News Video Andy Burnham MP

    Andy Burnham attacked Jeremy Hunt after the Health Secretary said he had taken his children to A&E in order to avoid waiting for a GP. "It is highly unusual to have a secretary of state for health standing in the House of Commons, at the... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Tuesday 25th November
  • 12:10 Hunt says he took children to A&E to avoid GP wait House of Commons

    Hunt says he took children to A&E to avoid GP wait House of Commons

    Jeremy Hunt has admitted taking his children to A&E instead of a GP surgery, in apparent contradiction of advice from his own department. The Department of Health has repeatedly stressed that patients should avoid accident and emergency... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Friday 21st November
  • 07:18 Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit PoliticsHome News

    Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit PoliticsHome News Clive Efford: Why my NHS bill will put patients ahead of profit

    As MPs prepare to debate his National Health Service (amended duties and powers) Bill, Labour MP Clive Efford argues that the Government's 2012 reforms have left the NHS at the mercy of the private sector The Tories fought the last elect... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Thursday 13th November
  • 13:58 Jeremy Hunt King's Fund speech: £10bn health savings through technology and innovation Press Release

    13:58| Press Release

    A press release from Jeremy Hunt and the Department of Health: In a keynote speech to the King’s Fund today, the Secretary of State for Health will call on the NHS to work together to deliver the efficiency challenge outlined in the NHS ... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 10th November
  • 16:38 In Brief Events

    16:38 | Events | PoliticsHome Events

    Prime Minister David Cameron begins his visit to Australia and announces changes to the priority visa service Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg attends the National Apprenticeship Awards in Birmingham  Leader of the Opposition Ed Milib... Continue to article

  • = Key Development Monday 27th October
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  • = Key Development Wednesday 27th August
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  • = Key Development Tuesday 26th August
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Clash over A&E stats

Labour and the Conservatives have traded barbs about the health service amid a row over whether performance data of A&E units should be published over Christmas.

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham claimed there was a “news blackout” since NHS England did not intend to release the data for three weeks over the festive period.

He was granted an Urgent Question on the issue in the Commons this morning, when he said authorities were already collecting the data.

“There is absolutely no reason why it should not be published,” he argued.

But Jeremy Hunt pointed out the data have never been released at this time of year.

“We have never published figures over the Christmas period because to do so would mean we would have to force NHS staff to work over Christmas when actually otherwise, where it’s possible, we would like them to be able to go home for Christmas,” the Health Secretary told MPs.

He went on to criticise Mr Burnham, accusing him of trying to “undermine” the work of frontline staff by criticising the Government’s handling of the NHS.

“The NHS is performing well under a great deal of pressure. He should commend the efforts being made by frontline staff and not undermine them by trying to turn the NHS into a political football.”


Majority of mental health patients going untreated

Two thirds of people with depression in Britain do not get the support they need, despite the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, saying he wants mental and physical health cases to be given parity of esteem.

Health professionals have warned of a treatment gap, with the new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor Simon Wessely, saying the situation would not be tolerated if the patients had cancer.

Prof Wessely said that while the vast majority of patients with serious health concerns like heart disease and cancer were being treated, only 30%-40% of people with mental health problems were in treatment.

He told BBC Radio 4: "If I said most cancer patients are not even known to medical services, you would be screaming from the roof-tops. But in mental health this is apparently acceptable." 


Leveson witnesses warned before report

The Leveson Inquiry has delivered letters to witnesses likely to be censured, in a sign that the inquiry is nearing completion. The Independent reports that those concerned now have several weeks to respond before the final report is published.


Hunt to hail cancer improvements

The Health Secretary will today say improved treatments mean that more cancer patients are surviving than ever before.

Jeremy Hunt will publish new figures suggesting up to 17,000 more patients are surviving the disease every year in the last five years.

Labour says it would fund a new scheme to pay for innovative cancer drugs and replace the Cancer Drugs Fund, but the Conservatives say their promises are unrealistic.

"The problem with cancer policy under the current Government is that it prioritises one form of cancer treatment over others and places one group of patients ahead of another," Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will say today.

"This is indefensible when we know surgery and radiotherapy are responsible for nine in ten cases where cancer is cured. It is not right that 40,000 people every year who could benefit from radiotherapy are missing out."


Cameron would vote for abortion limit reduction

David Cameron would vote for a “modest” reduction in the time limit for abortions, he said today.

After Jeremy Hunt’s backing for the limit to be halved to 12 weeks provoked controversy, the Prime Minister reiterated that the Government would not be introducing any legislation to reduce the limit.

However he said he would vote in favour of a motion to reduce the limit, if it was introduced by backbench MPs: “A modest reduction from the 24 weeks would be right, and I would vote for that.”

Along with health experts and women's rights campaigners, Conservatives were also angered at the timing of Mr Hunt's remarks and for re-opening such a sensitive debate.


Lib Dems to abstain on Hunt

Nick Clegg has told Liberal Democrat MPs they can abstain from tomorrow's vote on Jeremy Hunt's referral to the Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests.

The move increases the likelihood that tomorrow's motion will be passed, and that Mr Hunt will be censured, but a Downing Street spokesman has said that the Prime Minister is "relaxed" about the vote.

The Labour party promised to table a motion when the Prime Minister announced that he would not be referring Mr Hunt, shortly after the Culture Secretary's appearance at the Leveson Inquiry.

Liberal Democrat sources have said Mr Clegg told the Prime Minister that he should be referred "twice" since Mr Hunt gave his evidence at the Inquiry.


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