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Jeremy Hunt said it made financial sense for hospitals to employ more staff. "Staffing is definitely an issue in some places and it's encouraging to see that nearly all of the hospitals in special measures have recruited more doctors and... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt confirmed plans to allow care homes to be put into special measures - a process that already applies to hospital trusts. In a statement to the House of Commons the Health Secretary said poorly performing care providers would ... Continue to article
Andy Burnham accused the Health Secretary of making NHS patients wait until they were in “severe, debilitating pain,” before being considered for hip replacements. During Health Questions the Shadow Health Secretary called on Jere... Continue to article
Thanks to a couple of technical problems, some subscribers haven't received this morning's Waugh Room Memo. Here it is in full: Paul Waugh is away. Today’s memo is written by Josh May. A huge day looms as David Cameron fina... Continue to article
Calls for Britain to leave the EU will be strengthened by the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker to the top job, says Jeremy Hunt. Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said many EU leaders had failed to voice their private concerns about Jean-Claude Juncker because of cowardice. "As a result of cowardice yesterday from other leaders who weren't prepared to stand up in public and say the thi... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said Angela Merkel knew she had to deliver "real change" because of David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum on Britain's membership after the next UK general election. "The fact is if he's prime minister in 2017, it won't... Continue to article
The Government will take steps to ensure that the abuses carried out by Jimmy Savile in NHS hospitals can never be repeated, Jeremy Hunt told the Commons today. The Health Secretary was responding to reports, published today, which ... Continue to article
The Health Secretary defended new measures to increase transparency in the NHS and criticised the previous Labour government for failing to put patient safety first. Jeremy Hunt said it was a shame that Labour did not support the 'Sign u... Continue to article
.@BBCr4today Why did it take Jeremy Hunt 1 year and 5 months to visit a mental health service?
Jeremy Hunt said he wanted new measures enabling the public to see the safety record of their hospitals to bring about an open reporting culture among trusts. "The reaction that we want from this – and I think that this is already starti... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron attends a World War One commemoration in Belgium (17.30) Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (14.00) and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham (09.05) speak at Commissioning 2014 in London Communities secretary Er... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh and Daniel Bond Photos: Paul Heartfield World Cup fever has arrived in Andy Burnham’s office. A whiteboard lists the Shadow Health Team’s sweepstake choices, the wallcharts are scoured and the talk is of ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt said the Government was leading a drive to eradicate dementia over the course of the next decade. “The first thing is this is an absolutely horrible condition, and you are brilliant on this programme about talking about it a ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt has pledged to crack down on the number of European patients getting free treatment on the NHS. The Health Secretary said hospitals would be incentivised to collect money from foreign patients who use the health service for f... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt: I can "rule out completely" charging people to see a GP
Announcing new measures Jeremy Hunt sets a target of £500m a year from foreign visitors who use the NHS. #pressgallery
Hospital trusts to get incentivised to claw back cash from foreigners using our hospitals for free, Jeremy Hunt tells #pressgallery lunch
New crackdown on Europeans getting free treatment on the NHS, announced by Jeremy Hunt at #pressgallery lunch
Jeremy Hunt: I am confident we can sustain NHS in future
Jeremy Hunt said new guidelines that will make sure each hospital patient knows which senior doctor is responsible for overseeing their care will strengthen the patient-doctor relationship. “It’s part of a change we’re seeing as we’re ... Continue to article
Labour MP Andy Slaughter accuses the Conservatives of being “bad losers” after getting into a row with Jeremy Hunt at Health Questions yesterday. Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron attends the G7 summit and meets with US president Barack Obama in Brussels The Newark by-election takes place for the seat vacated by former Conservative MP Patrick Mercer. Results and analysis will be avail... Continue to article
National Health Action Party press release “We welcome Simon Stevens’ intervention but if he is seriously committed to local hospitals playing a bigger role, he must ensure that the government’s hospital closure programme is halted. He... Continue to article
Conservative party press release In a speech today at the ConservativeHome Conference, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said: Paul – thank you for inviting me to speak to this Conference today. From its earliest days, ConHome ... Continue to article
Jeremy Hunt was confident the Conservative party would be the biggest political party in local government. "If you look at the recent trends, things have been moving much more in our direction; we actually got a higher share of the vote ... Continue to article
Just heard Jeremy Hunt's been speaking in Lpool today claiming "we started the NHS". He also wouldn't take any Qs from the press or public.
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.
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.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt could yet face an independent investigation into whether he broke the ministerial code in his dealings with BSkyB, the Cabinet Secretary has warned.
Giving evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee this morning, Sir Jeremy Heywood said Mr Hunt could still be referred to the independent adviser on ministerial interests if new evidence was unearthed by the Leveson Inquiry.
“In the light of that investigation, if something comes up on the day of evidence etc – that warrants further investigation or bears his adherence to the ministerial code then we may have to take further action at that point.”
Sir Jeremy also defended his decision to recommend to the Prime Minister that Mr Hunt be investigated, at least initially, by the Lord Justice Leveson.
“I genuinely felt that Lord Justice Leveson would be the right, most rigorous and searching investigation that could be done, and that if we tried to suggest that an alternative approach was set up…I think we’d have been criticised very strongly."
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.
Labour will demand a Commons vote on whether Jeremy Hunt should be referred to the independent adviser on ministerial interests, Harriet Harman has revealed.
Appearing this morning on BBC News, the Opposition deputy leader said David Cameron had "torn up" the ministerial code, and added: "So what we're going to do is have a vote in the House of Commons, to ask for it to be referred to the independent investigator on the ministerial code."
Earlier Ms Harman had said it was "deplorable" for the Prime Minister to allow Mr Hunt to get away with an "open and shut resignation offence".
Conservative MP Michael Fallon has responded to Ms Harman's comments by accusing her of bias, and arguing that she "had made her mind up before she'd even seen his evidence." Mr Fallon said that Mr Hunt's evidence had shown that "the ministerial code wasn't breached".
The Culture Secretary's former special adviser Adam Smith and News Corporation lobbyist Fred Michel will be called before the Leveson Inquiry before the end of the month, it has been announced.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, along with her husband Charlie and four others, were charged with perverting the course of justice over the ongoing investigation into phone hacking.
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