Andrew Lansley will be the new Secretary of State for Health

No surprise to learn from Healthcare Republic that Andrew Lansley will be the Secretary of State for Health in the new Con-Lib-Dem coalition government:

And as Pulse also reports, he’s had  to weather a number of potential storms during his time in opposition, after being forced to defend himself against accusations of ‘flipping’ homes during the expenses scandal, and being embarrassed by revelations that his office accepted a large cash donation from the wife of John Nash, chairman of private healthcare provider Care UK.

Building bridges may never have been one of Lansley’s talents, but after the recent criticism of the Tories’ dirty tactics and their refusal to attend crucial meetings about the future of adult care – he may have to become more than a brickie.

I fear for the future of anyone needing longterm care.

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