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Labour’s Wes Streeting: ‘Reform is not a Conservative word’
Exclusive: The shadow health secretary discusses his plans for the NHS, not becoming the fun police, and Tories’ handling of strikes

Pippa Crerar Political editor

20, Jan, 2023 @3:27 PM

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Wes Streeting’s plan to turn GPs into salaried NHS staff is misguided | Letters
Letters: Salaried GP Joe McFarlane says the Labour proposal is shortsighted and raises several big questions, but Dr Jeremy Bending thinks it would improve quality of care

16, Jan, 2023 @12:06 PM

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If patients could bypass GPs to see specialists, the NHS would grind to a halt | Letters
Letter: NHS psychiatrist Dr Melanie Knowles agrees that the current system is flawed, but says the answer is not to dispense with referrals from GPs, who are experts in diagnosis and triage

16, Jan, 2023 @12:05 PM

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More NHS staff to strike as Rishi Sunak confirms use of private healthcare – as it happened
Latest updates: physiotherapists the latest group to announce industrial action as PM says he is now registered with an NHS GP

Andrew Sparrow

11, Jan, 2023 @6:05 PM

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Finally, some sense on the NHS: Wes Streeting recognises more money is not the only answer | Simon Jenkins
The shadow health secretary wants to reform GPs and give patients more control. It would be a welcome, practical step, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

10, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Labour MPs defend accepting tens of thousands from little-known company
Wes Streeting, Dan Jarvis and Yvette Cooper received donations from MPM Connect, which has no obvious line of business

Kiran Stacey and Rowena Mason

10, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Labour ‘would tear up contract with GPs’ and make them salaried NHS staff
Planned overhaul for GP surgeries puts party on collision course with British Medical Association

Harry Taylor

07, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

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Labour will not open ‘big government chequebook’, Starmer to say
Party leader’s new year speech to promise ‘national renewal’ if elected but stress role of private sector too

Kiran Stacey

04, Jan, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Labour dismisses Rishi Sunak’s five new pledges as mostly ‘so easy it would be difficult not to achieve them’ – as it happened
Prime minister urges public to judge him on whether he delivers on new pledges but Labour says most ‘were happening anyway’

Tom Ambrose (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

04, Jan, 2023 @7:28 PM

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NHS operations cancelled in England due to staff shortages double in three years
Labour highlights issue to back up pledge to invest heavily in addressing shortages

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

12, Dec, 2022 @10:30 PM

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RCN accuse government of ‘belligerence’ as talks to avert strike action fail; Wales strikes to go ahead – as it happened
Royal College of Nursing says Steve Barclay refused to discuss pay at meeting on Monday; Welsh nurses to strike after last-minute talks fail

Joe Middleton (now); Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

12, Dec, 2022 @8:32 PM

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Irony dies as Tories accuse Labour of using NHS as a political football | John Crace
Another junior minister plays the fall guy as government keeps fingers firmly in its ears over strikes

John Crace

12, Dec, 2022 @7:45 PM

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