JEREMY Hunt has confirmed that solving the problems of the National Whatsiscalled Service is his key focus whenever he is not busy.
The health secretary, who conceded after consulting with an adviser that the NHS does come under his department’s responsibilities, promised to get onto it right away or at the very latest by next summer.
He continued: “Regrettably, when I repeatedly said the NSH thing was ‘completely unacceptable’ in an interview with the BBC, I thought it was Amber Rudd’s problem.
“But now I’ve made the connection I’m going to be finding out all about it. Diary’s a bit full of pharmaceutical lobbyists at the mo but I promise I’ll turn this baby around by 2019 minimum. Oh no, that’s Brexit. Okay, 2021.
“More funding? When it’s doing a bad job? That’s like tipping a bad waiter. They’ll never learn.”
Hunt added: “Tell you what, since I’ve not really got time for this, how about I hand it over to someone who can really focus on it?
“There’s a company called BUPA which seems very keen and get this – they’ll even pay us.”