Week in Review: Whatever reputation Cameron had left is gone

The lobbying stories come thick and fast now. Today alone they seem to splatter over every department. The Health Service Journal reported this morning that health secretary Matt Hancock did not disclose that a company owned by his sister and mother provided “confidential waste destruction” – of all things – under the NHS Shared Business… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Greensill: ‘Failed politicians looking to make some money’

Francis Ingham, head of the PCRA, hit out at David Cameron and other “amateur lobbyists” saying: “They are just failed politicians whose careers have ended and they were looking to make some money.” In 2010, then prime minister David Cameron pledged to crack down on lobbying scandals, and in 2014 passed the Transparency of Lobbying… Read more »