Andrew Lansley might have News International to thank for a relatively pressure-free few days - he certainly didn’t appear to be unduly worried during his latest press spot.
The think tank relaunches its website and adds new tools for the online audience.
It sounds like a joke or a wind-up, but losing private healthcare is no laughing matter.
Usually, emergency treatments at nearly 200 feet in the air take place on low-flying aircraft. But not for one ambulance crew in London.
You may remember a few weeks ago that Christopher Juliff, PA to the NHS chief executive, was shortlisted for Hays and The Times PA of the Year 2011.
Waiting to be treated at A&E is no laughing matter. But there’s not much else you can do while someone gets their fingernail seen to.
The NHS is to be lampooned next month in a new Radio 4 satirical comedy co-written by Dr Phil Hammond.
David Cameron’s speech yesterday did little more than reaffirm the government’s commitment to pushing on with NHS reform. But will the prime minister show as much support to his beleaguered health secretary Andrew Lansley?
Not that many people in the NHS have gained national recognition this year for positive reasons.
Of all days, the biggest royal wedding for 30 years must have seemed a ripe moment during which to sweep bad news under the carpet.
A government’s role in public health campaigns is not only necessary, it is desired and it works, according to speakers at the World Social Marketing conference in Dublin.
With the government’s reforms aiming to put decision making power into the local community, the onus is on social marketing campaigns to drive a proper, positive shift in public health attitudes.
The health service has a reputation – though perhaps not entirely warranted – for looking fondly to the past, particularly at times of great change.