George Osborne, look away now: a new book claims it is seriously bad for our health, and that cutbacks have already had a devastating effect across Europe and North America.
The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, raised the prospect of hospital super-heads and a new chief inspector of family doctors, in his first public response to the Francis report on hundreds of needless deaths at Stafford hospital.
David Cameron said that the audit of the government's promises, published on Wednesday afternoon, would be "full, frank and completely unvarnished!" Oh, no, we thought – not more bloody Ronseal.
Margaret Thatcher and her chancellor Sir Geoffrey Howe were behind a politically toxic plan in 1982 to dismantle the welfare state, newly released Downing Street documents show. She later attempted to distance herself from the plans after what was described as a "riot" in her cabinet.
Repeated claims by ministers that the NHS made almost £6bn of productivity gains last year have been questioned by the public spending watchdog, which suggested that savings had been much smaller.
The coalition has been accused of presiding over a sham "listening exercise" on NHS reform last year, as a leaked document reveals how the private health lobby worked with Downing Street behind the scenes to ensure that the new legislation went ahead.
Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, watered down policy plans to integrate social and healthcare after an intervention during the Labour party conference from Ed Miliband's office involving heated discussions.
David Cameron has failed to end the Tories' image as the party of the rich and is paying the price as Conservatives struggle to extend their appeal to urban areas in the north of England, according to the head of Downing Street's favourite thinktank.
More people want increased public spending even at the price of higher tax rates, according to the annual British Social Attitudes survey.
We knew it!