CQC whistleblower accuses Lansley Kay Sheldon, who rang alarms over Care Quality Commission, says Lansley backed down when she threatened to sue.
Andrew Lansley denies claims health department dismissed CQC concerns Ex-health secretary says he refused request from then chair of Care Quality Commission to removed whistleblower from board.
Burnham and Lansley in CQC row Labour former health secretary and Tory successor rebut claims as Cumbrian MP calls for immediate inquiry.
The coalition faces a huge political gamble over unit closures after Andrew Lansley pledged a moratorium before the election In the runup to the 2010 general election Andrew Lansley, then shadow health secretary, made a whistlestop tour of hospitals where the A&E unit or maternity department was under threat. He pledged a moratorium on hospital […]
The former secretary of state took a wrecking ball to NHS structures, alienated every interest group and patronised those who disagreed with him There should be no sentiment about Andrew Lansley’s departure as health secretary, no matter how hard he worked, how gutted he is to lose the Tory health brief after nine years or […]
Andrew Lansley had indicated government would ignore recommendations on funding of care and support The amount of money that people will have to pay towards the cost of their care in old age could still be capped at £35,000 after an apparent U-turn by the coalition government. The Dilnot Commission on funding of care and […]
The Conservatives continue to worship the profit motive in the face of blindingly obvious evidence that it does not deliver the efficiency they claim A rumour has been doing the rounds – unfounded but all too credible – that health secretary Andrew Lansley wants to scrap the 49% cap on the proportion of private income […]
Our Q&A explores what the government’s new proposals for social care could mean for you The government has decided to ditch most of the recommendations for funding long-term social care made by its adviser, the distinguished economist Andrew Dilnot. Instead, its progress report on social care funding reform proposes that people whose money is tied […]
Our Q&A explores what the government’s new proposals for elderly care could mean for you The government has decided to ditch most of the recommendations for funding long-term care made by its adviser, the distinguished economist Andrew Dilnot. Instead, its progress report on social care funding reform proposes that people whose money is tied up […]
Health secretary to unveil white paper that will also make it easier for elderly people to move to be near relatives Changes to national rules on social care funding will be announced this week that will make it easier for elderly people to move around the country if they need to follow relatives. Andrew Lansley, […]