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We know, in Wales or in England – you simply can’t trust Labour on the NHS. In England, we are delivering for patients while Labour…
Not reforming the NHS would have been a much easier decision for me as secretary of state to have taken. We could have just protected…
Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was…
In the first speech I delivered as health secretary, I made one thing perfectly clear: we need a cultural shift in the NHS: from a…
If I’m serious about patients and their GPs being able to have more control of their health care, I can’t have a top-down system that…
I have spent too long with too many people who have lost loved ones to healthcare-associated infections not to be determined to act on this.…
I became a Conservative in the late 1980s because I could see that the Conservative party had transformed Britain’s economy and our standing in the…
I didn’t go into politics because I wanted to win a popularity contest.
You all know my commitment to the National Health Service. While I am Secretary of State, the NHS will never be fragmented, privatised or undermined.…
The job of the government – and my responsibility – is to help people live healthier lives. The framework is about giving local authorities the…
Tell people that biology and the environment cause obesity and they are offered the one thing we have to avoid: an excuse. As it is,…
Tackling the environment should not be a licence to lecture people, because they have no excuse not to exercise, or eat their fruit and vegetables.…
The culture is about moving to a place where tobacco and smoking isn’t part of normal life: people don’t encounter it normally, they don’t see…
We will empower patients as well as health professionals. We will disempower the hierarchy and bureaucracy.
I know that nurses are not only the largest healthcare profession but are responsible for the delivery of most healthcare, and are often in the…
Safe care saves lives and saves money. Adverse events like high levels of infection, blood clots or falls in hospital, emergency readmissions and pressure sores…
We have to treat smoking as a major public health issue. We have to reduce the extent to which young people start smoking, and one…
Peer pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behaviour, and they are classic excuses.
We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive – positive about…
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