Posts tagged “Jeremy Hunt”

Health Secretary reveals plans for 21,000 extra mental health workers

August 1st, 2017

The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced plans to recruit an extra 21,000 mental health workers in a bid to bring mental health care in line with treatment provided for physiological health conditions. Speaking about the new plans, Mr Hunt said that it was time to address the “historic imbalance” between services aimed at mental […]

Junior Doctors to Strike After Negotiations with the Government Break Down

January 5th, 2016
Junior Doctors to Strike After Negotiations with the Government Break Down

Junior doctors in England will strike on the 12th January after talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the government broke down. The BMA has confirmed that strike action will be employed next week, with a 48-hour strike planned for the 26th January and a further walk-out set for the 10th February. The announcement […]

Jeremy Hunt: Free Wi-Fi Will Be Available In All NHS Buildings

December 21st, 2015

 Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, has said that free Wi-Fi will be provided in England’s NHS facilities in an attempt to reduce costs and improve services. This will enable patients to use their smart phones and tablets to go online to keep in touch with their family and friends or watch on-demand TV shows. Currently, some […]

New Review Urges GPs to Encourage Patients to Use Online Services

December 8th, 2015

A new review has urged GPs to encourage patients to use online services to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions. Baroness Martha Lane Fox, and IT and internet entrepreneur, was asked by health secretary Jeremy Hunt to investigate how online access could be improved and online services made more widely available for those who don’t […]

Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

December 8th, 2015
Government Pushes for GP Charges for Non-EU Residents

The government has called for GP fees to be introduced for non-EU residents in a bid to save money, promote equality and reduce health tourism. It is the government’s belief that everybody should make a contribution to state and taxpayer funded systems, such as the National Health Service. Previously, the government had expressed an interest […]

New BBC Study Reveals National GP Shortage in UK

March 3rd, 2015
New BBC Study Reveals National GP Shortage in UK

Research has found that many surgeries across the UK are struggling to cope with increasing demands from patients, with numerous patients reporting difficulties getting an appointment. In Whitehaven, Cumbria, the phone lines open at 8am and it’s commonplace for the 49 appointments for the day to be filled within 15 minutes. This is a situation that occurs […]

Is Jeremy Hunt Right?

October 10th, 2012
Is Jeremy Hunt Right?

The Coalition government health secretary recently courted controversy when he made his own personal views known about abortion. And while he was condemned not least by the prime minister, some people have come out in his support. What’s more, it is also women who have come out in favour of reducing the limit to 12 […]

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