THE SECRETARY of State for Health
has been urged to "stop sitting on the fence" and make a decision over Future Fit.
Byline: COMMENT JON ASHWORTH, SHADOW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH
HEALTH services should remain local to the communities they serve the Secretary of State for Health
said on a visit to Nuneaton.
I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with Thelma Walker MP in the hope that the new Secretary of State for Health
will fully understand the ludicrous prospect of a very large town being reliant on a town half its size for its hospital care.
The committee will have joint powers to refer consultations or decisions to the Secretary of State for Health
But it was granted a stay of execution when Northumberland County Council referred the plan to Secretary of State for Health
But it was granted a stay of execution, when Northumberland County Council referred the plan to Secretary of State for health
The Secretary of State for Health
picked a fight with Professor Stephen Hawking, who rightly told him to stop the slide towards privatising the health service."
The reception was attended by Sir Alan Duncan, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, Harriett Baldwin, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health
and a number of political, media and academic figures.
Between 1995 and 1997, he was the Secretary of State for Health
, and became the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health Committee in 2010.
According to Hansard, Mr Doughty asked: "Is the minister suggesting that the Secretary of State for Health
will make regulations that affect facility time in the health services of Scotland and Wales, which are wholly devolved and under the control of health ministers in those countries?" The transcript states that Mr Boles replied: "Yes, because, of course, health policy and the management of the NHS in those countries will remain, as part of the devolution settlements, in the control of the Governments of those devolved [Interruption.]" The Welsh Government's Mr Andrews jumped on the remarks, saying: "It has been clear from the start that the Tories are intent on waging an out-and-out assault on devolution and Nick Boles has let the cat out of the bag here.