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Jeremy Hunt’s plan for fixing the NHS is flawed

But there is a pocket of success in Greater Manchester—let’s build that elsewhere

By Elaine Fischer  

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ©Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images

In his major interview last week on the pressure the NHS is facing, Jeremy Hunt said that the healthcare service would radically improve due to the government’s NHS “plan.” That plan aims to divide the country into 44 areas, each charged with developing a “Sustainability and Transformation Plan,” or STP. These set out how the areas will work together locally to modernise healthcare and also to integrate it with social care. The government’s problem is that STPs are not on track to deliver the…

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