Our health and social care correspondent analyses a new-look NHS and how changes to the health service affect you.
Looking at Jeremy Hunt, Andy Burnham and Norman Lamb today at the #healthdebate, my mind turned to ménage a trois.
You know? There’s the married couple, they get on OK but there have been tensions, and so a third person comes a long to spice things up.
This is certainly the first time I can remember mental health being given such prominence in a manifesto, but the pledge of £500m a year seems far too low.
Apart from a pledge to fight dementia, most of the health measures had already been trailed. But then, the 2010 manifesto only hinted at the size of the NHS reorganisation that followed.
The chances are the £8bn being touted around this election will become many more billions by the next election.
A new report is urging councils to find out where lonely elderly people are living – so they can reach out and offer help.
Does it really matter whose facts and figures are right? In the end, it is all about perception. The rhetoric for some time now has been that it is difficult to get a GP appointment.
Will there be any relief for the NHS in the chancellor’s statement? I have spoken to a number of health economists and the general feeling is there’s not likely to be much.
A “catalogue of failures at almost every level” is linked to the death of three mothers and 16 babies at Furness General Hospital.
Although the inquiry looks only at Morecambe Bay, it is clear that many of the problems the families faced following the deaths of their babies are far from unique.
The story of Jimmy Savile’s offending in NHS hospitals is unusual to the point of being scarcely credible. That is the opening line from Kate Lampard’s report.