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On 31 October, health secretary Jeremy Hunt faced the Health Committee in a one-off session, where he was asked about ‘evidence’ of his work. Here’s the pick of what Healthcare Leader learnt during the session.

On 31 October, health secretary Jeremy Hunt faced the Health Committee in a one-off session, where he was asked about ‘evidence’ of his work.

Here’s the pick of what Healthcare Leader learnt during the session.

1. ‘The NHS might not cope with the pressures’

Jeremy Hunt disagreed with Simon Steven, NHS England chief executive, who said that 'the NHS would continue to deteriorate'.

An investigation into the WannaCry cyberattack on NHS computers found that it 'could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security best practice'.

An investigation into the WannaCry cyberattack on NHS computers found that it 'could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security best practice'.
Extra funding for the NHS will ‘never ever’ improve healthcare inequalities, the chief executive of Public Health England has said

Extra funding for the NHS will ‘never ever’ improve healthcare inequalities, the chief executive of Public Health England has said
NHS England is considering pilots to stop walk-in patients attending A&E departments, requiring them to be referred by a GP or NHS 111.

NHS England is considering pilots to stop walk-in patients attending A&E departments, requiring them to be referred by a GP or NHS 111.
More than 90% of health and care leaders have said they are ‘concerned’ about their organisation’s ability to cope with demand this winter

More than 90% of health and care leaders have said they are ‘concerned’ about their organisation’s ability to cope with demand this winter, according to a survey by NHS Confederation
One in 10 doctors recruited under NHS England’s drive to hire GPs from the EU are likely to drop out, a GP leader has said.

One in 10 doctors recruited under NHS England’s drive to hire GPs from the EU are likely to drop out, a GP leader has said.