Expanded role for Jeremy Hunt prompts clamour for better social care
The health secretary kept his portfolio in the cabinet reshuffle – news that disappointed many nurses. But the addition of social care to his responsibilities was broadly welcomed by nursing, social care and medical
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After a turbulent few days of rumours of promotion, Jeremy Hunt emerged from the cabinet reshuffle still in post as health secretary.
Gossip had swirled that he would be elevated to first secretary of state – effectively deputy to prime minister Theresa May – and it seemed likely that the Department of Health would have a...