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May 25, 2012
The Health Secretary reveals how he'll know when it's time to leave his job.

Yesterday we published part one of our Andrew Lansley Q&A with GP Business Editor-in-chief, Victoria Vaughan.  The interview was his first with the trade press, following  the passing of the health Bill.

In part two of our Q&A with the Health Secretary, he addresses the challenges that CCGs will face going forward, offers his views on the quality premium and reveals how he'll know when it's time to leave his job.

May 25, 2012
Andrew Lansley talks to Victoria Vaughan about his strategies to engage and reassure the health community.

Andrew Lansley’s job is safe – for now. The Health Secretary still has to win over a lot of recalcitrant GPs. He talks to Victoria Vaughan about his strategies to engage and reassure the health community.

May 24, 2012
The Health Secretary tells GP Business why he's happy to live with all of the criticism.

When the time came to give his first trade interview, following the passing of the health Bill, Andrew Lansley decided that there was only one publication to do it with.

Of course, there was plenty to discuss when the Health Secretary caught up with GP Business Editor-in-chief, Victoria Vaughan - and we'll be bringing you the best bits from the interview over two parts this week.

May 21, 2012
The Health Secretary claims GP training will help general practice to “get where we want it to be”.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has appeared to back proposals for the proposed extension to GP training, claiming it will help general practice to “get where we want it to be”.

May 9, 2012
The document marking potential risks from the government’s health reforms will remain hidden.

The document marking the potential risks  that could arise from the government’s health reforms will remain hidden as the Health Secretary has taken the rare decision to exercise a Ministerial Veto to prevent its publication.

The decision ends a near 18-month battle over the release of the information.

Andrew Lansley said he viewed the disclosure of the Health Act’s Transitional Risk Register as an “exceptional case”.

May 1, 2012
One of the biggest fears CCGs hold in entering the new NHS is freedom. Or the lackthereof in this case.

One of the biggest fears CCGs hold in entering the new NHS is freedom. Or the lack thereof in this case.

Will CCGs be allowed to be locally-focused organisations and awarded the trust to make their own choices for their local population? Or are they doomed to forever fall in line with the big NHS bosses determined to rule from the centre?

April 27, 2012
Bexley CCG Chair says neighbouring CCGs have been “sympathetic” to his low funding allocation.

CCGs will need to rely on each other to broker sums of money to each other to cover end of year positions and ‘overlaps’ in services.

Former Labour MP for Dartford, Bexley CCG Chair Dr Howard Stoate told GPB his neighbouring CCGs in South East London have been “sympathetic” to his low funding allocation.

April 23, 2012
Baroness Shirley Williams hits out at Andrew Lansley’s Health Bill amendment claim.

Lib Dem peer Baroness Shirley Williams has hotly contested Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s claim that none of the almost 2,000 amendments made to his controversial Health Bill changed the legislation’s ‘fundamental principles’ at all.

Bns Williams, who was influential in securing a number of amendments to the legislation – said there is “no doubt it is a different bill” than the one originally published in June 2010.

April 18, 2012
Exclusive: Lansley blames a lack of understanding for the bill's lengthy passage through parliament.

Exclusive: Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has admitted none of the 1,000 amendments made to his controversial Health Bill fundamentally changed the legislation’s principles at all.

In an exclusive interview with GP Business, Lansley accused protestors of not reading the bill’s white paper – published in 2010 – claiming a lack of understanding as the root cause of the bill’s troubled passage through parliament.