Hunt: Cut NHS 'bureaucracy'

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say he intends to cut bureaucracy in the NHS by a third, to help bring back care and compassion to the NHS. This comes after the highly critical report in to the Mid Staffs hospital.

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Jeremy Hunt plans to cut 'bureaucracy' in the NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say he intends to cut bureaucracy in the NHS by a third, to help bring back care and compassion to the service.

His announcement today comes after the highly critical report into Mid Staffs Hospital, released last week.

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt will set out plans to cut "cumbersome bureaucracy" in the health service Credit: PA/PA Wire

Mr Hunt claims that red tape gets in the way of providing care to patients, at the Reform conference today he will detail some cases, where administrative tasks obstruct medics from their primary job of care giving.

According to the Royal College of Nursing, nurses spend more than a million hours every week on paperwork.

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