Andrew Lansley

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NHS privatisation drive linked to rise in avoidable deaths, study suggests
Outsourcing accelerated by Lansley’s shakeup in 2012 linked to drop in care quality in landmark review

Andrew Gregory Health editor

29, Jun, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Another U-turn likely from UK government on care costs bill
Senior Tories told ‘dog’s dinner’ legislation will change to prevent defeat over proposals that would penalise the poor

Toby Helm Political editor

28, Nov, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Hancock has left the NHS in crisis. Don't assume Javid will save it | Andy Cowper
We’ve had the PPE and care home scandals, and a waiting list of 5 million. But the new health secretary backed the cuts that crippled the NHS, says Andy Cowper, editor of Health Policy Insight

Andy Cowper

28, Jun, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Role call: the former ministers who found private sector jobs
The Greensill affair shows how some of David Cameron’s appointees have been among the most enthusiastic corporate jobseekers. Here’s the list...

Rob Davies and Georgina Quach

16, Apr, 2021 @3:15 PM

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The price of failure? A seat in the Lords | Letters
After a disastrous reorganisation of the NHS, Andrew Lansley was elevated to the upper house. He won’t be the last…

21, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on NHS reorganisation: the need to integrate | Editorial
Amid the pandemic, Matt Hancock needs to display the humility that his tin-eared predecessor Andrew Lansley lacked


11, Feb, 2021 @6:39 PM

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The Tories' massive NHS U-turn won't undo the damage they inflicted | Polly Toynbee
Billions were wasted after the upheaval of 2012. Will we get an apology, asks Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

08, Feb, 2021 @6:31 PM

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The effects of Andrew Lansley’s disastrous NHS reforms | Letters
Letters: The decentralisation and marketisation of the health service has led to a demoralised workforce and a sicker population, writes Dr Roy Robertson. Plus letters from Peter Thistlethwaite, Bashyr Aziz and Jeyan Anketell


20, Jul, 2020 @4:44 PM

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Senior Tory accuses Johnson of blaming NHS for government's Covid-19 failings
Exclusive: former Tory health secretary says ministers made mistakes over lockdown, PPE and testing

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

17, Jul, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Boris Johnson takes on politically perilous task in reorganising NHS
Irritated by Simon Stevens’ independence, ministers want to clip his wings – but it may end badly

Denis Campbell

10, Jul, 2020 @6:01 PM

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How a decade of privatisation and cuts exposed England to coronavirus
Government reliance on private contractors follows dramatic changes to local councils and public services

Felicity Lawrence, Juliette Garside, David Pegg, David Conn, Severin Carrell and Harry Davies

31, May, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Who'd be a health secretary? Five former incumbents on the toughest gig in politics
With Matt Hancock under fire, former health secretaries discuss their highs and lows and how they dealt with pandemics

Andrew Anthony

17, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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