Simon Burns

The Rt Hon Simon Burns MP was the Minister of State for Health Services from May 2010 until September 2012.

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Can the NHS improve quality while saving money?

Health Minister Simon Burns explains how better care and listening to patients about their experience of care can result in the NHS having to spend less money. In his latest … Read more → – Can the NHS improve quality while saving money?

The truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business

In this week’s blog from Health Minister Simon Burns: the truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business Opponents of the Bill frequently accuse the government of wanting to privatise … Read more → – The truth about “privatisation” and why government is a risky business

Ten reasons why we need a Bill to make these reforms work

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Health Minister Simon Burns explains why the Health and Social Care Bill is needed to make the changes that are being proposed for the NHS. Many people have said that … Read more → – Ten reasons why we need a Bill to make these reforms work

New objectives set to reduce MRSA and C Difficile

New ambitions have been set for the NHS which build on the progress made on infections last year. The NHS is being asked to collectively reduce the numbers of infections … Read more → – New objectives set to reduce MRSA and C Difficile

Designs help combat hospital bugs

Four new bedside furniture designs to reduce healthcare associated infections are available today for the NHS to purchase after testing showed positive patient and staff feedback. The new designs for … Read more → – Designs help combat hospital bugs

Designers try to reduce violence in A&E

Designers are working with the Department of Health to try to help reduce violence and aggression towards A&E staff. Designers and psychologists have helped identify the reasons patients might become … Read more → – Designers try to reduce violence in A&E

Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans

A new, free, support service has been launched for veterans, serving personnel and their families. Award-winning website, www.bigwhitewall.com, is a pioneering online wellbeing service, staffed by professional counsellors, that has … Read more → – Award-winning support for serving personnel and veterans