Matt Hancock

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Matt Hancock: ‘My heart goes out to the people of Leicester’

Matt Hancock: ‘My heart goes out to the people of Leicester’

As Leicester prepares to lockdown once again, the Health Secretary said the government is prepared to take further action if necessary.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Matt Hancock pays tribute to Marcus Rashford’s school meal campaign

Matt Hancock pays tribute to Marcus Rashford’s school meal campaign

Mr Hancock said the England footballer's campaign to extend free school meals over the summer holidays was "civilised and powerful".

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Matt Hancock confirms ethnicity is ‘major risk factor’ for Covid-19

Matt Hancock confirms ethnicity is ‘major risk factor’ for Covid-19

The Health Secretary said that a Public Health England report shows that being from a minority ethnic background increases the risk of contracting coronavirus.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings row will undermine message

The Health Secretary denied that Dominic Cummings remaining in post will undermine the plea to follow to the new test and trace policy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

Matt Hancock: Trusting public’s common sense is a ‘compliment’

The Health Secretary echoed Boris Johnson’s calls for common sense as Britons get to grips with changes to the UK’s lockdown rules.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Health Department tweet ‘terribly woke’, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Matt Hancock confirmed that men are more likely to die of Covid-19, after his department tweeted that “certain genders” were worse affected.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

Matt Hancock: We will not be pushed to ease lockdown too soon

The Health Secretary said the government will “consider all options” for relaxing lockdown but warned that the UK “cannot move too soon”.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

Captain Tom Moore opens Yorkshire’s NHS Nightingale

NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore has virtually opened a new NHS Nightingale hospital provide more than 500 extra beds in North Yorkshire.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

Mike Graham rips up Daily Mirror over Matt Hancock criticism

talkRADIO’s mid-morning host said the paper should be “absolutely and utterly ashamed” for criticising care workers "badge of honour".

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

Labour calls for ‘clarity’ in lockdown exit plan

The shadow health secretary has called for "details on what comes next" as the government prepares to extend lockdown measures from today.

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

Matt Hancock defends care worker badge of honour

The Health Secretary defended the proposed “badge of honour” for care workers, saying criticism of it “misjudged the mood of the nation”.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday, April 13, 2020

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

Calls for foreign NHS staff to be given right to remain in UK

The British Medical Association has urged the government to grant NHS staff who have come from abroad indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

NHS Nightingale Hospital officially opens its doors

The temporary facility was established at London's ExCel Centre in just nine days and will have the capacity to treat up to 4,000 people.

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Should Premier League footballers take pay cuts amid coronavirus?

Matt Hancock has defended his call for professional footballers to donate some of their salary to others during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Boris Johnson ‘battling valiantly on’, says Health Secretary

Matt Hancock said the Prime Minister is "on the mend" after contracting Covid-19 and remains "heavily involved" in the government response.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Matt Hancock: Nationwide coronavirus testing available within weeks

Matt Hancock: Nationwide coronavirus testing available within weeks

The Health Secretary said Covid-19 tests will be made available for all “as soon as possible”, but refused to put a date on the roll out.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

‘Your NHS needs you’, former medics told

‘Your NHS needs you’, former medics told

A Conservative MP is among the thousands of former doctors and nurses who have been asked to go back to work to fight against coronavirus.

Matt Hancock: ‘If you stay at home you are saving lives’

Matt Hancock: ‘If you stay at home you are saving lives’

The Health Secretary has urged people to follow the public health rules put in place to tackle coronavirus, as measures continue to step up.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea says ‘be kind’ after abuse over Rishi Sunak’s brew

Yorkshire Tea was targeted in a frenzy of "furious accusations" and "rage" after the new Chancellor posted a picture with its teabags.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

Matt Hancock: NHS is not for sale

The Health Secretary responds to a claim by Jeremy Corbyn that the service could be privatised

Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Tory conference: Health Secretary plans £13bn for 40 new hospitals

Matt Hancock has promised to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years in the "biggest programme in a generation".

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

Eight FGM clinics to open across England

A network of Female Genital Mutilation clinics are to open in England to help survivors and prevent more girls being mutilated.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Google and Facebook urged to crack down on fake health news

Damian Hinds has said technology companies have a big responsibility to curb the spread of health misinformation on the internet.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Robert Winston: Amazon’s Alexa 'really quite sinister'

Professor Robert Winston has raised concerns over a partnership between Amazon’s Alexa device and the NHS.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Matt Hancock slams Jeremy Hunt's 'negative' leadership campaign

Matt Hancock slams Jeremy Hunt's 'negative' leadership campaign

The health secretary said it was a "mistake" for the leadership hopeful to call Boris Johnson a "coward".

Monday, June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Former leadership contender Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boost for Boris as Matt Hancock pledges support

Boris Johnson's Tory leadership bid has received a new boost with the backing of Matt Hancock who pulled out of the contest last week.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

Matt Hancock pulls out of Tory leadership race

The health secretary said it was "increasingly clear" the party needed a candidate to deal with the "unique circumstances that exist now".

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Matt Hancock: Brexit Party ‘are a protest movement’

Health secretary Matt Hancock has described the Brexit Party as a “protest movement”, after the party won 29 seats in the European elections last week.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

Matt Hancock: My 'time hasn't come yet' to run for Tory leader

The health secretary refused to rule out running for leadership of the Conservatives in the future.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband to be rolled out across NHS

Fibre-optic broadband will soon be present in all hospitals and GP surgeries, according to the health secretary.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Fake news' a contributor to vaccine refusal

Matt Hancock: 'Fake news' a contributor to vaccine refusal

The health secretary has warned that "fake news" about vaccinations on social media is leading to increased vaccine rejection.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

Mother has medical cannabis for epileptic child confiscated at airport

A mother who tried to bring medical cannabis into the UK illegally in a bid to help her severely epileptic daughter has had it confiscated at the airport.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Matt-Brenda

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

Matt Hancock: 'I feel like Brenda in Bristol!'

The health secretary said he felt like viral sensation Brenda from Bristol when thinking about the prospect of another general election.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Love Island

Reality shows have 'duty' of care to contestants, says Matt Hancock

Reality shows have 'duty' of care to contestants, says Matt Hancock

Reality TV shows have a duty to care for contestants after they become famous, the health secretary has said following the death of former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Matt Hancock

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Shadow health minister slams Matt Hancock's endorsement of private companies

Labour MP Justin Madders has said it is "wrong" for the Health Secretary to be endorsing private health companies, such as GP at Hand.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

Stockpiling: What will happen to our medicine after Brexit?

UK's largest supplier of insulin announced on Wednesday that the UK Government needs to find new shipping routes - other than Dover-Calais - if they want medicine stockpiles to be maintained. But, how much are companies really stockpiling?

 New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

New shipping routes needed for ‘no-deal’ Brexit medicine supplies

UK’s largest supplier of insulin has warned that new shipping routes will be needed as an alternative to Dover, if the Government wants medicine stockpiles to be maintained in the case of no-deal Brexit.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

Matt Hancock: 'A change of leader doesn't change the position of the EU'

The health secretary told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer that if Theresa May lost today's confidence vote it would not affect "the position of the EU" on Brexit.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS by 2020

Fax machines to be banned across the NHS

Fax machines will be banned across the NHS under plans to modernise the outdated technology and IT systems in the institution.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

Matt Hancock

'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: 'Additional action' needed to help with medicine stockpiling

Additional action needs to be taken to help with medicine stockpiling in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the health secretary has claimed.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites' and focus on NHS crisis, says GP

Matt Hancock needs to stop 'coming up with stupid sound bites', says GP

A South London GP has criticised the health secretary for saying the NHS should be more like McDonald's.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

Matt Hancock struggles to describe how the NHS would benefit from Brexit

When asked by MP Luciana Berger what the benefits of leaving the EU would be for the NHS, Health Secretary Matt Hancock appeared to struggle to give an answer

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

NHS chief warns MPs no-deal precautions need to start before Christmas

The NHS will need to start implementing some emergency preparations before Christmas if there is a no-deal Brexit, in order to be ready for leaving the European Union in March, MPs have been warned.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Pharmacy

There's an 'awful lot of work' to do to keep medicine flowing in event of no-deal Brexit, says Matt Hancock

There's 'a lot of work to do' to keep medicine flowing in case of no-deal Brexit

The health secretary has claimed there is an "awful lot of work" to do in order to ensure an "unhindered supply of drugs" in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pro-Brexit supporters

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

Matt Hancock: Alternatives to Prime Minister's Brexit deal are 'ugly'

The health secretary has defended Theresa May's Brexit deal, claiming that the alternatives of a second referendum or no-deal Brexit were "both ugly" options.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb MP: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed’

Norman Lamb: An ‘age tax’ would ‘protect young people who are already squeezed'

Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb has said that an “age tax” is an option because it “protects young people” from additional costs.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Insulin pen

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Diabetes prescriptions costing NHS over £1bn a year

Prescriptions for diabetics are now costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, new figures show.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

NHS

Matt Hancock: People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

People need to take 'greater personal responsibility' for their own health

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that people need to take "greater personal responsibility" for managing their own health.

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have on their life’

Julia Hartley-Brewer: ‘Maybe people know the effect kebabs and cigarettes have'

Julia Hartley-Brewer has said that people understand the effect “a kebab and cigarettes” has on their health and still make that choice, as the Health Secretary announces a new prevention strategy for areas such as smoking and obesity.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

NHS nurse attacked on mental health unit: ‘I still have nightmares’

Sharon Morris, a former mental health nurse has said she was diagnosed with PTSD and still has nightmares after being attacked by a patient two years ago.

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear body cameras to prevent ‘shocking’ violence against NHS staff

Matt Hancock: A&E nurses to wear cameras to prevent violence against NHS staff

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said violence against NHS staff is “shocking” but body cameras and higher penalties are being brought in to dissuade people from being violent.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’ in previous years, says Matt Hancock

This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices', says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock: This budget ‘bears fruit’ for people who have ‘made sacrifices’

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said he knows “people have made sacrifices” for the economy, but its strong growth means the hardship “is all starting to bear fruit”.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Drugs

Owen Smith MP: UK 'doesn't have enough storage space' to stockpile medicines

Owen Smith MP: UK 'doesn't have enough storage space' to stockpile medicines

The Labour MP has claimed there isn't enough storage space in the UK to stockpile medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock: 'Treat mental health in the same way as physical health'

Matt Hancock said the new Suicide Prevention Minister will prioritise tackling mental health issues with a 'joined-up' approach to the causes

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