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    Second London SHA board member resigns


    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

    London SHA chair resigns


    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

    Hospital closures: the taboo has been broken


    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

    Andy Jones on defining NHS quality


    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

    David Nicholson on NHS incentives and ideology


    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

    Darzi warns against cutting clinical staff


    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

    Your Humble Servant: weapons of self-destruction


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

  • Non-emergency phone number test announcement due

    Non-emergency phone number test announcement due


    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

    02 Lord Darzi of Denham


    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

    Tories need clear vision and a stronger message on health


    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