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What’s in Sajid Javid’s in-tray at the department of health?

Issues facing new health secretary, from Covid to social care reform, are among the most challenging an incumbent has seen * Javid faces ‘probably most daunting in-tray’ of any health secretary Sajid Javid’s appointment as health secretary replacing Matt Hancock at the Department of Health and Social care comes at a time when, as the British Medical Association put it, he has “probably the most daunting in-tray that any secretary of state for health has ever inherited”. Covid, the NHS’s unique role in British life and the pressures it is under mean that Javid is now the most high-profile job in the government after the prime minister. Whoever holds the post regularly has to take big, often controversial, decisions. Continue reading...

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