British doctors found pro-NHS party

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two doctors announced the formation Thursday of National Health Action, a new political party aimed at protecting Britain's National Health Service.

Cameron begins Cabinet shakeup

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron began a long-anticipated shakeup of his Cabinet Monday, political observers said.

Advocates want smoke-free Britain

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A leading British doctor says it is "entirely realistic" for the country to become smoke-free in 20 years.

Loyalty cards may 'nudge' better eating

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- British government officials said they are considering a program of having supermarkets use customer loyalty card data to offer tailored advice on better diets.

Allocating NHS funds by age helps rich

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- A plan in Britain to allocate National Health Service resources by age would disproportionately benefit the healthiest and most affluent areas, researchers say.

Britain to make M.D. appointments online

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- In a move being described as "customer friendly," British doctors said they will no longer require patients to go to their offices to make an appointment.

British poll: Kids hate being around smoke

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- A TV and radio campaign in England says smoking by a window or the back door does not protect children from harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

U.K. says no to paying for implant removal

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The British government says it will not pay for operations for most U.K. women to have allegedly defective French-made breast implants replaced.

U.K. women are most obese in Europe

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A study by the European Union shows the United Kingdom has the most obese women out of any country in Europe.
England bans cigarette vending machines

England bans cigarette vending machines

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Cigarette vending machines have been banned in England in an effort to discourage children from becoming smokers.

Recession said to be a threat to elderly healthcare

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The recession threatens to derail reforms in long-term care leaving the elderly facing mounting medical bills, an economic adviser to the U.K. government says.

British kids termed overweight by mistake

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Thanks to a computer error, hundreds of British families were told mistakenly that their children were overweight, the government admitted.

Bedbugs, mice found in British hospitals

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- British Conservatives said the Labor party isn't doing enough to keep pests such mice, rats and bedbugs out of National Health Service hospitals.

Britons fly elsewhere for surgery

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- About 70,000 British "health tourists" a year fly to India and other countries for surgery.

British hospitals delay surgeries for cash

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Nearly half of England's National Health Service hospitals are purposefully delaying surgeries to save money, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
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Andrew David Lansley, CBE, MP (born 11 December 1956) is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom and Secretary of State for Health. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Cambridgeshire since the 1997 general election.

He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.

Born in Hornchurch, Essex, Lansley was educated at Brentwood School and the University of Exeter, gaining a BA in politics. His father, Thomas, worked in a pathology laboratory and was co-founder of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine and chair of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Scientists. Before politics Lansley was a civil servant. He worked for Norman Tebbit in 1984 as his private secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry. This encompassed the period of the IRA's Brighton hotel bombing at the Conservative Party Conference in which Tebbit was seriously injured. Lansley and others are praised by Tebbit for their support at that time.

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