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Andy Burnham

Waiting room

Waiting list breaches 3 million

More than 3.2 million patients were awaiting treatment on the NHS, according to the latest figures for June.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: Prime minister 'misleading public over NHS'

Andy Burnham to say that David Cameron was ‘not up front’ about his intentions for reform during the 2010 election campaign

Walk in centre

Around 180 CCGs bid for primary care co-commissioning

Bids to co-commission primary care have been submitted by around 180 of England’s 211 clinical commissioning groups, HSJ can reveal.

Andy Burnham

Burnham tackles reorganisation fear over Labour plans

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.

Jeremy Hunt

Private sector debate is 'utterly toxic', says Hunt

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.

Andy Burnham

Political consensus grows on merging health and social care budgets

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.

Andy Burnham

Burnham: Mid Staffs is being used to drive privatisation

The government is using the Mid Staffordshire scandal to soften up the NHS for privatisation, the shadow health secretary has said

Health secretary Andy Burnham

Four things we learnt at Confed

The main themes that emerged from the NHS Confederation annual conference

Andy Burnham

Better care fund gives integration a 'bad name', says Burnham

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

Debbie Abrahams

Exclusive: Labour inquiry finds 'evidence' for repealing Health Act

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Labour MP has concluded that markets in healthcare increase inequalities and that the Health Act 2012 should be repealed.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

Burnham: Health Act brings NHS under ‘full glare’ of competition rules

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.

Health secretary Andy Burnham

Burnham: CCGs should not commission primary care

Labour has criticised NHS England’s plan to give clinical commissioning groups a role in commissioning primary care.

Andy Burnham

Burnham warns on patient records

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.

John Oldham

Labour review: councils must prove "readiness" to take on care of "frail" patients

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.

Andy Burnham

Miliband's CCG vision at odds with Burnham plan

Ed Miliband appears to have indicated that Labour would retain clinical commissioning groups as key decision making bodies in the NHS.

Andy Burnham

NHS 'demoralised and degraded'

The NHS is “demoralised, degraded and confused”, two years into its reorganisation, shadow health minister Andy Burnham has claimed.

Medical tray with syringe, pills and water

NHS contracts 'going to private firms'

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.

Andy Burnham

Burnham accused on Mid Staffs probe

Former health secretary Andy Burnham has faced criticism for blocking a public inquiry into regulatory failings within the NHS.

Andy Burnham

Burnham tells councils 'caveats' will be placed on health role

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.

Health secretary Andy Burnham

Labour to force vote on CCG allocations

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.

Michael White

Michael White: What the Scottish vote means for the NHS

Yes/no vote affects the whole UK system

Alastair McLellan

Burnham's politics will have an instant impact on CCGs' policy

His speech will impact on local decisions


Burnham's intervention panders to exaggerated fears

Labour man calls for a ‘proper NHS debate’

Michael White

Michael White: Stephen Dorrell's exit is a puzzle

Who will take the Tory grandee’s place as health committee chair?

Michael White

Michael White: Let go of 'command and control'

Jeremy Hunt can’t stop interfering in the health service

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