Matt Hancock – who is the new Health Secretary?

  Ambitious Now the youngest person in the Cabinet, Hancock’s rise has been swift – from Special Advisor to George Osborne, to MP, to Minister, and then Secretary of State in the course of only 13 years. This is, in fact, his eighth ministerial post since 2013. But his further ambitions are well known inRead more

NHS @ 70: 2000s. Girl bands, boy bands, and the smoking ban

The noughties are best known for questionable fashion choices, the first series of Big Brother, the release of the iPod and the controversial Millennium Dome. It was also a decade marked by a significant change in terms of public health, culminating in the smoking ban, which came into effect in England on 1st July 2007. ForRead more

NHS @ 70: 2010s. Managing the Francis effect

This decade has been one of the most politically charged in NHS history. We’ve seen the largest upheaval of the health service since its foundation, the first ever all-out strike of junior doctors, and a big 70th birthday present in the form of a funding settlement. But when it comes to the values at theRead more