'Sack prat Pat' urged The Sun's leader as the paper told readers at the end of last week that 'if there's any justice, Pat Hewitt is not long for this political world'.

'Sack prat Pat' urged The Sun's leader as the paper told readers at the end of last week that 'if there's any justice, Pat Hewitt is not long for this political world'.

The paper called on PM-in-waiting Gordon Brown to get rid of the health secretary: 'There should be no room on board for deadwood Pat Hewitt,' it said.

Meanwhile, The Daily Telegraph reported that Ms Hewitt had not covered herself in glory over the online MTAS recruitment system for junior doctors (see above).

The paper told readers that 'legal documents drawn up by the Department of Health disclose that fundamental flaws with the system's software mean it does not work properly and is not allocating jobs to the best candidates as expected - an issue she failed to mention in the Commons'.

And The Sunday Times followed suit saying that her 'U-turn over jobs puts Hewitt on the critical list'. It continued: 'Ms Hewitt faces humiliation after dropping controversial plans to force junior doctors to apply online for training posts.

And to top it all British Medical Association chair James Johnson resigned at the start of the week, with The Times saying his resignation was due to a letter Mr Johnson had written in the same newspaper defending the failed medical application system.

The paper said the letter 'caused widespread fury and led to doctors resigning from the BMA in protest' and that a 'wave of anger had engulfed Mr Johnson'. And it quoted Mr Johnson admitting that his letter 'caused an absolute furore'.

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