Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Jim Pickard

David Cameron, pre-election, told National Health Service staff there would be no more “top-down reorganisations”. The recent history of the organisation had been “like a bowl of alphabetty spaghetti“, he pointed out.

The government is getting rid of primary care trusts. At the same time it is creating a National Commissioning Board, Clinical Senates, Public Health England, Healthwatch England, Health Education England, Citizens’ Panels, Local Education and Training Boards and Health and Wellbeing Boards and shadow Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

Jim Pickard

A striking moment this morning when Harriet Harman vowed that Piers Morgan had “questions to answer” over alleged phone hacking at the Mirror group of newspapers in the past. The Mirror is Labour’s most loyal media ally.

Heather Mills, former wife of Paul McCartney, told BBC 2’s Newsnight yesterday that a senior Mirror Group journalist allegedly admitted to hacking her phone when she was in a relationship with Paul McCartney in 2001.

She said that after quoting lines from a voicemail she had been sent by Mr McCartney, the journalist admitted he had accessed it through hacking. The BBC declined to give the name of the journalist, but said it was not Piers Morgan.

Conservative MP Therese Coffey has called for Morgan to return to the UK