Posts Tagged ‘Andy Burnham’

Labour’s plan to better integrate health and care

The Labour Party has unveiled its 10-year plan for the NHS saying that while there would be no top-down, major reorganisations, they will develop a more in...

Another top-down rejig would be disastrous

The Royal College of GPs has grave concerns about Andy Burnham’s proposals to create hospital-led integrated care organisations. His plans could destroy...

Make hospital trusts integrated care organisations

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the Labour Party would address the "ever-increasing hospitalisation" of older people by transforming all hospital...

“NHS is being privatised without public say”

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham is calling for a halt to the privatisation of NHS services in England until after next year's general election. In a...

Political row escalates over care “cover up”

The row over the political stewardship of the NHS is escalating with the Labour Party threatening to sue the health secretary over comments made on Twitter...

“Merger of health and social care budgets vital”

Labour has proposed the merger of health and social care budgets to stop patients "falling through the cracks". Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham outl...

Tie a yellow ribbon around an old, wooden joke

One of the surprises of Ed Miliband’s new shadow cabinet was the removal of Andy Burnham from the health brief - just as he was getting up a head of stea...

Burnham urges Lib Dems to oppose Tory reforms

Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary and Labour leadership contender, reached out to Liberal Democrats to call for a public debate over the coalition'...

“From good to great”: Andy Burnham’s five-year plan

Health secretary Andy Burnham addressed NHS chief executives last week, and he used the opportunity to outline a five-year plan for the NHS. He describe...

Andy Burnham defends NHS targets after failings

The health secretary has defended the government’s targets for the NHS in the wake of failings at several hospitals. Andy Burnham told the Commons the...

Last roar of big beast enlivens party conference

Not sure what made worse viewing at the Labour Party Conference: Sarah Brown’s second attempt to convince us that we should all love her husband (bit lat...