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Controversy grows around GP at Hand service after minister’s endorsement

Controversy grows around GP at Hand service after minister’s endorsement

Hancock says service should be rolled out across England. Health secretary Matt Hancock has been criticised for strongly endorsing GP at Hand, a new private company offering a remote consultation service ... Last week new health secretary Matt Hancock, a

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  • Health secretary’s ‘rip off’ remarks anger UK pharma Health secretary’s ‘rip off’ remarks anger UK pharma

    Health secretary’ s ‘ rip off’ remarks anger UK pharma. Row with Vertex has tainted government-industry relations. ... Claims from new health secretary Matt Hancock that the pharmaceutical industry is trying to “rip off taxpayers”in the UK have

  • Outdated NHS systems ‘cost lives’ says health secretary Outdated NHS systems ‘cost lives’ says health secretary

    Outdated NHS systems ‘ cost lives’ says health secretary. Matt Hancock outlines plan for a “tech-driven”NHS. ... Clunky’IT systems in the NHS are costing lives says health secretary Matt Hancock.

  • Brexit medicine stockpiling could cost £2bn Brexit medicine stockpiling could cost £2bn

    Health secretary Matt Hancock has sought to head off any medicines shortages which could endanger patient health which could occur in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit from 29 March ... The eye-watering figure was based on data from public health think

  • UK says firms should stockpile drugs in case of no-deal Brexit UK says firms should stockpile drugs in case of no-deal Brexit

    The Department of Health &Social Care has published general guidance on how medicines, medical devices and clinical trials will be regulated after Brexit if negotiations remain at an impasse, as well ... PDF) published today, Health Secretary Matt

  • Minister reveals medicines stockpiling plan for No Deal Brexit Minister reveals medicines stockpiling plan for No Deal Brexit

    The health secretary stressed that the government is looking to avoid a No Deal scenario, but said that it was no accelerating these contingency plans. ... Responding to the health secretary’s remarks, Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health

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  • Happy 70th birthday NHS: the next 70 need to be very different Happy 70th birthday NHS: the next 70 need to be very different

    The new health secretary is being urged to remedy this to create a system fit for another 70 years. ... NHS Confederation leaders have written to new health secretary Matt Hancock (pictured above) urging him to ‘grasp the social care challenge’.

  • Changes to look out for in Medical Devices Regulations Changes to look out for in Medical Devices Regulations

    non-approved filler material, and that there was no evidence that the MHRA or the Department of Health significantly failed to. ... Lord Howe, Parliament Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health stated in relation to PIP: “We must always remember

  • The true potential of mobile health tech The true potential of mobile health tech

    The true potential of mobile health tech. Are patients willing to adopt digital? ... Its social affairs and health ministry permanent secretary Paivi Sillanaukee emphasised its commitment to digital by echoing the phrase: “Data is the new oil.”.

  • Not dying of ignorance - 30 years on Not dying of ignorance - 30 years on

    When I arrived at the Department of Health as ministerial press officer seven years later, campaign collateral was everywhere. ... The scale of the public health challenge was immense. It was also highly controversial, with Health Secretary Norman Fowler

  • A healthcare landscape going through seismic change A healthcare landscape going through seismic change

    The multinational now has ten hubs reaching out to new health communities around the world and is crackling with ideas. ... He returns to the innovation theme to reveal close discussions with the government on how to accelerate the uptake of new

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Latest appointments

  • LaingBuisson names chairman and CEO LaingBuisson names chairman and CEO

    LaingBuisson names chairman and CEO. Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell and Henry Elphick join. ... Health. Between 1995 and 1997, Dorrell was th e Secretary of State for Health, and became the first elected chair of the House of Commons Health

  • New health ministers and re-appointments after reshuffle New health ministers and re-appointments after reshuffle

    The full list of ministers now working within the Department of Health are: Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health (pictured); Alistair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and ... Hunt keeps his health secretary role that he has held since

  • Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting

    Former UK health secretary joins FTI Consulting. Patricia Hewitt to advise on public affairs. ... FTI Consulting has added several senior figures to its team, including former health secretary Patricia Hewitt.

  • UK names guardian for national health data UK names guardian for national health data

    UK names guardian for national health data. Dame Fiona Caldicott is “ people’ s champion” for medical information. ... Announcing Dame Fiona's appointment the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: ” We need to be as determined to guarantee personal

  • Amgen appoints ex US surgeon general Amgen appoints ex US surgeon general

    He was previously VP, global regulatory affairs. Galson has a distinguished career in public health, serving as acting surgeon general from 2007 to 2009, as well as assistant secretary for health ... This direct experience in regulatory affairs and

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  • Life at the end of the Brexit tunnel

    Sir John Bell outlined the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, which includes £160 million of funding to support the health sector, including the NHS. ... In the shorter term, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced £14 million of funding to help

  • Hunt vs Hawking: We'll call it a draw

    As Culture Secretary, Hunt was derided, so appointing him as Health Secretary was like throwing him to the lions. ... What more can you ask from a Health Secretary? "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" -

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