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As the NHS turns 70, might Jeremy Hunt be its saviour? | Denis Campbell

It’s an improbable transformation: he finally recognises that eight years of austerity have left the health service unable to cope

The worst-ever winter crisis, growing public dissatisfaction with longer waits for A&E care, GP appointments and cancer treatment and a desire to fulfil the Brexit battle bus’s pledge of £350m a week more for the health service mean the question facing the government is not if the NHS gets more cash, but how much more.

In fact, the debate behind the scenes is whether the NHS should get a lot more money or an awful lot more money to mark …read more