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  • News

    Second London SHA board member resigns

    2010-05-27T13:34:00Z

    A second member of NHS London’s board has resigned, following health secretary Andrew Lansley’s call for the strategic health authority to “halt” its reconfiguration programme.

  • Andrew Lansley
    News

    London SHA chair resigns

    2010-05-27T00:00:00Z

    NHS London’s chairman Sir Richard Sykes has resigned, following health secretary Andrew Lansley’s intervention to “halt” the strategic health authority’s Healthcare for London plan devised by former health minister Lord Ara Darzi.

  • Hospital closures: the taboo has been broken
    News

    Hospital closures: the taboo has been broken

    2010-04-15T00:00:00Z

    At the first whisper of a service or hospital closing, local campaigners and politicians launch vociferous protests. But despite this opposition the idea that we need fewer hospitals and beds is gathering momentum, writes Richard Vize

  • Andy Jones on defining NHS quality
    Comment

    Andy Jones on defining NHS quality

    2010-03-31T00:00:00Z

    The health consumer gets it, Lord Darzi gets it and framed an entire review around it, Sir Bruce Keogh certainly got it during his time as president of the Cardiothoracic Society, and the outgoing chief medical officer has dedicated a working lifetime to it.

  • David Nicholson
    Comment

    David Nicholson on NHS incentives and ideology

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    My job as NHS chief executive is to help transform the healthcare system from a rigid top-down monopoly to a service that is much more focused on the individual needs of patients.

  • Lord Darzi
    News

    Darzi warns against cutting clinical staff

    2010-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Cutting clinical staff to save money in the recession would be “catastrophic” for the NHS, surgeon and former health minister Lord Darzi has warned.

  • Your Humble Servant
    Comment

    Your Humble Servant: weapons of self-destruction

    2010-02-04T00:00:00Z

    If GPs would not stop referring patients to hospital, we had to get rid of both.

  • Non-emergency phone number test announcement due
    News

    Non-emergency phone number test announcement due

    2009-12-18T14:07:00Z

    Trials of a new three-digit telephone number for patients seeking non-emergency medical care are expected to be announced by the Department of Health today.

  • Lord Darzi of Denham
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    02 Lord Darzi of Denham

    2009-11-12T10:00:00Z

    Ara Darzi stood down as a health minister in July but his influence is still central to the NHS and his push for quality is being carried forward.

  • David Cameron
    News

    Tories need clear vision and a stronger message on health

    2009-10-22T00:00:00Z

    The Conservatives have pronounced themselves the party of reform but are too wedded to the status quo. Andrew Haldenby argues they need to spend more energy advocating change