Health secretary promises to honour pledge to save Whittington Hospital

THE GOVERNMENT will order an end to the review of London health services which had seen the Whittington Hospital lined up for downgrading. NHS London s proposals had taken three years to put together and were meant to save �5billion per annum by the finan

THE GOVERNMENT will order an end to the review of London health services which had seen the Whittington Hospital lined up for downgrading.

NHS London's proposals had taken three years to put together and were meant to save �5billion per annum by the financial year 2016/17.

But new Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has promised he will follow through on his pre-election commitment to end the controversial review.

"A one-size-fits-all approach will be replaced with devolution of responsibility to clinicians and the public," he said.

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