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Birmingham City Council’s chief executive has questioned whether social care should be taken over by the NHS, stating it was unlikely to “win” financially while it remained part of local government.
It needs co-operation between HWB members
The Care Quality Commission will be given Bank of England-style statutory independence to prevent it facing political interference in the run up to the general election, the health secretary announced today.
GPs will be offered money to open their surgeries seven days a week and out of office hours under proposals unveiled by the prime minister today.
The appointment of the most high profile executive director responsible for public health who comes from a non-public health background has been announced.
The government signalled a possible move towards the regulation of NHS managers as new health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a probe to determine how they might be held to account for care failures.
New health minister Daniel Poulter has insisted politicians are becoming more far-sighted in their approach to debates about service reconfiguration.
Interview: Duncan Selbie
The health sector’s low profile won’t last long.