Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending.
Cancer very often presents in ways we don’t expect. Creating a culture of fear around diagnosis isn’t a good thing.
Without new money, the health service will be condemned to years of dangerous decline.
At least 20 coalition MPs are expected to rebel against Clause 119 today, which would give administrators the power to close down any hospital or A&E without consultation.
With a £30bn funding gap, all parties need to decide whether they would raise taxes, cut spending elsewhere, or impose patient charges. But don't expect them to tell us.
In a closely fought battle, when hospital wards face closure in marginal seats, there will be irresistible temptation for Labour to make promises that can’t be kept.
Another week, another bad week to be an immigrant in the UK. With the addition of this so-called preventative measure against "health tourism", the government has put a huge sign on the door of Britain saying foreigners aren't welcome.
"Health tourism" currently costs £12m, just 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget. The new crackdown could cost far more.
Jeremy Hunt promises to end the "costly abuse" of the health service by foreigners, but just £12m or 0.01 per cent of the NHS budget was lost in 2011-12.
With George Osborne determined to avoid further tax rises, patient charges will be the only way to solve the health funding crisis.