More than 3.2 million patients were awaiting treatment on the NHS, according to the latest figures for June.
Andy Burnham to say that David Cameron was ‘not up front’ about his intentions for reform during the 2010 election campaign
Bids to co-commission primary care have been submitted by around 180 of England’s 211 clinical commissioning groups, HSJ can reveal.
Concern that Labour’s plans for integrated care would necessitate another NHS reorganisation will be tackled by shadow health secretary during the key note session at next week’s Commissioning Show.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that the debate over the use of private providers in the NHS is “utterly toxic”, and that poor care is still unacceptable regardless of how it is provided.
A political consensus is emerging in support of pooling all NHS and social care funding, with the idea now openly backed by both the shadow health secretary and his Liberal Democrat counterpart.
The government is using the Mid Staffordshire scandal to soften up the NHS for privatisation, the shadow health secretary has said
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The government’s better care fund is in danger of giving “integration a bad name” and of tipping the NHS over a financial cliff next year, Andy Burnham has said
An inquiry chaired by an influential Labour MP has concluded that markets in healthcare increase inequalities and that the Health Act 2012 should be repealed.
Andy Burnham believes repealing the Health Act 2012 would insulate the NHS from the effect of EU procurement and competition law, he has told HSJ.
Labour has criticised NHS England’s plan to give clinical commissioning groups a role in commissioning primary care.
The government is failing to ensure that insurance companies will not be able to buy patient medical records through the controversial NHS data scheme, shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said.
A report commissioned by Labour on how to bring about integrated care has backed an evolutionary approach to giving health and wellbeing boards the lead role in planning local services.
Ed Miliband appears to have indicated that Labour would retain clinical commissioning groups as key decision making bodies in the NHS.
The NHS is “demoralised, degraded and confused”, two years into its reorganisation, shadow health minister Andy Burnham has claimed.
Almost 70 per cent of NHS contracts awarded since the government’s controversial reforms became law have been won by private firms, a campaign group has claimed.
Former health secretary Andy Burnham has faced criticism for blocking a public inquiry into regulatory failings within the NHS.
The shadow health secretary has warned councils would not be given “free rein” under his plan to put the lion’s share of NHS funding in local government’s hands.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has pledged to force a vote in Parliament over plans to redistribute clinical commissioning group funding on the basis of age.
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