A new minister of state for health has been appointed, as prime minister Boris Johnson continued his government reshuffle yesterday.
The new prime minister has kept Matt Hancock as health and social care secretary despite making major changes to the rest of the Cabinet.
A minister in the Department of Health and Social Care resigned last night so he could vote against the government on a Brexit-related issue.
Health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy has resigned from his post as Parliamentary under secretary of state in the House of Lords for family reasons.
Minister of state for health Steve Barclay has been appointed Brexit secretary today, in the wake of a string of resignations to hit the government as Theresa May unveiled her Brexit withdrawl deal with the European Union.
Two new junior ministers for health and social care have been appointed, with Philip Dunne standing down.
Jeremy Hunt has been reappointed to the cabinet, under the new title of secretary for health and social care, in prime minister Theresa May’s reshuffle this afternoon.
The appointment of two new junior health ministers has been confirmed, replacing MPs that lost their seats in last week’s general election.
Two health ministers have lost their seats in an election night that stripped the Conservative Party of its parliamentary majority.
The Conservative manifesto says the party is open to introducing health legislation if the NHS’s leaders ask for it to help deliver the Forward View, for example to create new integrated care models.
Theresa May has implemented a substantial restructure of the Department of Health ministerial team as part of her wide-ranging reshuffle.
It has been confirmed that Jeremy Hunt will stay on as health secretary under incoming prime minister Theresa May.
Community and social care minister Alistair Burt has announced he will step down in September following the appointment of a new prime minister.
David Prior has stepped down as chair of the Care Quality Commission to become a health minister in the new Conservative government.
David Cameron has appointed two new health ministers in his government reshuffle, following the reappointment of Jeremy Hunt as health secretary.
Jeremy Hunt has been reappointed health secretary in the new government.
With two weeks to go until the general election, the NHS is a top priority for voters, and all the main parties have set out their key health policy pledges in their manifestos.
The Conservative Party has firmly backed the NHS Five Year Forward View in its election manifesto. It includes an explicit commitment to spend at least an extra £8bn a year on the NHS, over and above inflation, by 2020.
Nick Clegg is pushing for next year’s NHS budget to be topped up with enough winter pressures funding to leave the service in a ‘healthy state’ for the next government
Elected health commissioners would be introduced to the Welsh NHS under a Conservative administration.
Nick Seddon, deputy director of right-leaning think tank Reform, has been appointed health and social care adviser to the prime minister.
The NHS continued its strong performance on waiting times in February, achieving all three 18 week referral-to-treatment measures for the second consecutive month.
The government’s controversial NHS reforms cleared another major hurdle in the House of Lords on Tuesday night.
The government has seen off a rebel Liberal Democrat bid to halt the controversial health reforms.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley will face yet more pressure over his controversial NHS reforms, with peers resuming their scrutiny of the legislation today.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has denied primary care trusts are in “meltdown” as a result of his reform plans.
The Department of Health may have to start justifying its detailed spending plans to the Commons health committee, HSJ has learned.
Health minster Earl Howe has revealed the government’s proposed health and wellbeing boards will not be compulsory.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has attempted to play down the scale and pace of the white paper changes, following widespread concerns expressed in response to the consultation.
The first real acid test of how closely the coalition’s junior partner is allied to the proposed health reforms will come next week at the Liberal Democrats’ annual conference in Liverpool.
Conservative health policy latest news
The NHS will continue its no-deal Brexit preparations despite ministers standing down cross-government planning for crashing out of the EU.
The NHS will be exposed to more risk by the government’s latest Brexit deal than by Theresa May’s original agreement, health service experts and lobby groups have told HSJ.
Boris Johnson’s government has proposed to create a new patient safety regulator with statutory powers, and deregulation of medicines and devices.
More than 60,000 NHS workers from overseas would fall under an increased immigration salary threshold which has been proposed to government, an analysis by HSJ has revealed.
Ministers have confirmed plans for a ban on the export of certain medicines, starting with a group of 24 drugs including 19 hormone replacement therapy treatments, ahead of the no-deal Brexit deadline at the end of this month.
Trusts are set to face additional salary costs of millions of pounds as a result of the government’s plan to raise the national living wage, HSJ has learned.
Lib Dem health policy latest news
Almost three-quarters of England’s liaison psychiatry services in hospital emergency departments are rated substandard, HSJ has learned.
More than half of NHS mental health trusts fear their commissioners will not pass on funding increases for 2015-16, according to a survey of the sector.
The Liberal Democrats will make a commitment today to increase NHS pay at least in line with the rate inflation from the next financial year.
The Liberal Democrats have criticised the role of competition in the health service, pledging to repeal parts of the Health Act 2012 and end the competition authority’s role in health.
Nick Clegg has told the Liberal Democrats’ spring conference the government will spend an extra £250m a year for five years on child and adolescent mental health services.
Care minister Norman Lamb has told HSJ that he wants to create a single government department for health and social care by joining budgets at a national level.