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    1. July 13, 2014

      Women and peers considered by Cameron for Brussels post

      David Cameron has been urged to turn to women and peers when he selects his candidate for EU commissioner, to help secure...

    2. June 2, 2014

      Rightwingers fight plan to make Andrew Lansley an EU commissioner

      David Cameron’s decision to line up former health secretary Andrew Lansley, as Britain’s next European commissioner has...

    1. May 27, 2014

      David Cameron to put forward Andrew Lansley for European Commission post

      Andrew Lansley, a long-term ally of David Cameron, is being lined up as Britain’s next European commissioner, possibly with...

    2. April 23, 2014

      UK seeks political heavyweight for top EU job

      Britain’s top job in Brussels must go to someone who is a political heavyweight, is popular in the UK and who speaks another...

    3. Westminster Blog

      December 2, 2013

      Tory MPs cry foul over perceived attempt to prevent repeat of EU uprising

      An eagle-eyed reader brings my attention to a curious little amendment that appears to speak volumes about Number 10’s fear...

    4. October 23, 2013

      Blair health adviser to run NHS England

      An architect of Tony Blair’s health reforms, which introduced private sector competition into the NHS, has been appointed to...

    5. September 6, 2013

      Charities win reprieve on strict new lobbying bill

      Charities have won a reprieve from strict new laws which could have curtailed the amount they could spend in the run-up to a...

    6. September 3, 2013

      Lansley defends lobbying bill seen as ‘sinister gag’

      Andrew Lansley has promised that charities will not be silenced by the government’s lobbying bill as he fought off criticism...

    7. June 20, 2013

      Ministers aim to slash costly NHS medicines bill by 20%

      Health ministers are seeking to slash the NHS medicines bill by imposing a discount of up to a fifth on prescription drug...

    8. May 6, 2013

      UK drug pricing plan could trigger ‘avalanche of problems’

      UK plans to overhaul the way in which medicines are priced from the start of next year are intrinsically flawed and risk...

    9. March 13, 2013

      UK alcohol pricing plans in disarray

      David Cameron’s plans to make retailers charge a minimum price for alcohol are in disarray as senior Conservatives openly...

    10. March 5, 2013

      Hospitals pay more on PFI contracts

      A sharp rise in the sums hospitals are spending to service private finance initiative contracts has been revealed in an...

    11. February 6, 2013

      Agenda switches from structures to standards

      Since the day he replaced Andrew Lansley as health secretary, almost every public pronouncement by Jeremy Hunt has been...

    12. January 31, 2013

      South London Healthcare Trust to be dissolved

      The financially troubled South London Healthcare NHS Trust is to be dissolved and each of its constituent hospitals taken...

    13. January 29, 2013

      Tories dealt boundary reform blow

      David Cameron’s hopes of winning an outright majority in 2015 have been dealt a serious blow after the Liberal Democrats...

    14. January 16, 2013

      MPs warn on medicines pricing

      The government’s failure to provide details of a new system of medicine pricing trailed two years ago and due to be...

    15. January 8, 2013

      Hunt examines plan to break up NHS trust

      A debt-laden group of hospitals faces being broken up, with the taxpayer stumping up around £25m a year to service their PFI...

    16. December 18, 2012

      GPs face patient spending curbs

      Family doctors will be forced to limit spending increases to below-inflation levels next year as the government launches its...

    17. December 14, 2012

      NHS hospital seeks private tenders

      More National Health Service hospitals could be taken over by the private sector after the government gave the go-ahead to...

    18. November 27, 2012

      Ministers outline alcohol charge

      Ministers unveiled proposals on Wednesday for a minimum 45p per unit price for alcohol in an attempt to help banish...

    19. November 25, 2012

      Minimum alcohol price backed by Cameron

      A ban on multi-buy deals on beer and wine and a minimum price for alcohol will be proposed by the government this week....

    20. October 9, 2012

      Trio holds no fear for Cameron

      Three leading Conservatives spoke in rapid succession at the conference on Tuesday. They have one thing in common. They are...

    21. October 2, 2012

      Health secretary shuns food forum

      Jeremy Hunt, the new health secretary, has shunned a meeting of food industry and public sector chiefs designed to tackle...

    22. September 4, 2012

      Industry reaction to cabinet shake-up

      Reaction to David Cameron’s first reshuffle has been swift. FT reporters round-up comments from health professionals, the...

    23. September 4, 2012

      Cameron moves to secure his right flank

      Only two cabinet reshuffles in the past half-century have been very important: Harold Macmillan’s “night of the long knives”...

    24. Westminster Blog

      September 4, 2012

      Tory changes to the cabinet

      David Cameron has now completed the Conservative cabinet appointments of his first major reshuffle. As Nick Clegg works own...

    25. September 4, 2012

      Reshuffle tilts Conservatives to the right

      David Cameron has cleared the way for a U-turn on the expansion of Heathrow airport, in a pro-business ministerial reshuffle...

    26. September 3, 2012

      Cameron seeks to inject fighting spirit

      David Cameron began an overhaul of his ministerial team on Monday night, in a reshuffle that No 10 said would inject...

    27. September 2, 2012

      Cameron returns to war of attrition

      After the invigoration of the London Olympics and the Cornish air at Polzeath, David Cameron is on Monday plunged back into...

    28. August 21, 2012

      Anger over plans to sell NHS services overseas

      Labour has accused the government of “rampant commericialisation” of the NHS after ministers said they would set up a body...

    29. August 15, 2012

      NHS hospital partnership decision delayed

      An eagerly awaited decision on whether an NHS hospital can seek a tie-up with a private sector partner, potentially reviving...

    30. July 18, 2012

      Doctors back down on action over pensions

      Doctors’ leaders have backed away from further industrial action over pension changes and agreed to re-enter talks with the...

    31. July 13, 2012

      Cap on hospitals’ private earnings raised

      Foundation Trust hospitals will be able to earn up to 49 per cent of their income from private sources from October 1, the...

    32. July 11, 2012

      Campaigners left disappointed on social care

      Campaigners for a radical overhaul of social care funding were left disappointed on Wednesday as the health secretary made...

    33. July 11, 2012

      UK healthcare: Poorly prescribed

      Two years ago today Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, published Liberating the NHS, his plan for a large-scale overhaul...

    34. July 11, 2012

      Ministers back cap on social care costs

      Ministers signalled on Wednesday that a scheme to cap the sums people have to pay towards nursing home fees could be watered...

    35. July 8, 2012

      Elderly at centre of funding struggle

      As government departments gear up for an epic battle over the shrinking public sector spending pot, the ageing population is...

    36. July 6, 2012

      Social care talks end in acrimony

      Cross-party talks on how to fund social care for elderly people have broken down in acrimony with Labour and Conservatives...

    37. July 4, 2012

      NHS grapples with tight funding

      The future of the NHS as a universal free service could be in doubt as it grapples with the severest funding challenge in...

    38. June 28, 2012

      Banks key to infrastructure strategy

      Banks will be encouraged to take on the construction risk for billions of pounds of new infrastructure projects such as...

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