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Stephen Dorrell tells @HSJnews he wants to look at issues from "outside the select committee context". Code 4 nice new health lobbyist job?
Confirmed Stephen Dorrell standing down immediately as Health Select cttee chairman
Shock decision by Stephen Dorrell to stand down as chair of Health Select Committee. Even the committee media team not aware of it...
Stephen Dorrell has been an outstanding Health Select Committee Chair, I'm sorry to hear he is standing down as chair with immediate effect.
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Patient care in the NHS is suffering because the implications of giving nurses degree-level training haven't been "fully thought through", according to Heatlth Select Committee chair Stephen Dorrell. Mr Dorrell said not enough attention had been paid to the question of “who does the basic care” which more highly qualified nurses often no longer carry out.
Andrew Lansley will attend the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) congress next week to listen to nurses’ concerns over the Government’s health plans, PoliticsHome can reveal.
The RCN has confirmed that although the Health Secretary will not be making the keynote speech at the conference, he will take part in a seminar with rank and file staff.
The listening exercise follows the decision by the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister this week to “pause, reflect and engage” before going ahead with their controversial Health and Social Care Nill on GP commissioning.
Conservative chair of the Health Select Committee Stephen Dorrell said today that the way new GP consortia would be constituted under the Government's controversial NHS reform agenda "sounds like sofa government".
He told the Financial Times that new NHS commissioners will have budgets bigger than any council. “Would we contemplate district councils meeting in private without public access to papers and proper minutes and declarations of interest? Of course not. It is self-evident that there has to be proper governance.”
Chairman of the Commons health committee, Stephen Dorrell has said that vulnerable elderly people are being unfairly forced to pay for health care. Meanwhile, over 40 care homes and agencies have been shut down after action from the Care Quality Commission.
MPs have accused the Care Quality Commission of a “distortion of priorities” which saw the number of drop-in inspections fall by 70%. The report by the Health Select Committee said that the CQC faced unrealistic expectations, but chairman of the Committee Stephen Dorrell said the regulator had taken its “eye off the ball”.
The former Conservative health secretary and current chair of the health secretary Stephen Dorrell has criticised government plans to ring-fence spending on the NHS. Mr Dorrell said that ring-fencing health would mean that other areas would face deeper cuts, which would lead to greater strain on the NHS.
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