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Jeremy Hunt on "contempt" for NHS patients.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks at last month's Conservative conference in Birmingham. Photograph: Getty Images.

In places that should be devoted to patients, where compassion should be uppermost, we find its very opposite: a coldness, resentment, indifference, even contempt.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks out about poor care in the NHS. But is he trying to distract us from something else?