latest health care news

14.02.20

NHS Confederation: Retaining Health Secretary ensures no let-up

Matt Hancock was one of the surviving faces following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle, remaining in his role as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

The retention of Mr Hancock as Health Secretary has been viewed as a positive by the NHS Confederation, who see it as an opportunity to ensure there is no let-up in helping the NHS respond to the challenges it faces.

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: ““We welcome Matt Hancock continuing in his role as Health and Social Care Secretary.

“He is familiar with the many challenges facing the NHS and will ensure there is no let-up in helping the NHS to respond to worrying staff shortages, underinvestment in capital spending, the need for pensions reform and the growing social care crisis.

“These are the big issues that need solving for the benefit of patients.

“With a strong majority and continuity of leadership, there is no excuse for the government to not bring forward proposals for reforming social care at the earliest opportunity. We look forward to working with the secretary of state and his colleagues to take this forward.”

Image credit: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

interviews

Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Fr... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >