There’ll be a party at the Crippen’s…

Hewitt leaves Cabinet health job

Patricia Hewitt will not be health secretary in new Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s first Cabinet.

She was widely expected to lose her post after increasing pressure over NHS deficits and doctor training schemes.

It is not yet known if she will be given another job in government, or will return to the backbenches.

File under ‘least surprising announcement of the day’…

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