Andrew Lansley Quotes

 

You should be able to choose which hospital you go to.

— Andrew Lansley

Go to any hospital, you’ll find wards that are run by senior nurses with matrons. The point is do they have the power, do they have the responsibility inside the hospital?

— Andrew Lansley

The NHS is a national organisation, but it is best delivered locally.

— Andrew Lansley

It is more important to engage the public positively with choice and competition to everyone than to be directed into a benefit for a minority.

— Andrew Lansley

When you have an election campaign,it has to be simple and something everybody can relate to.

— Andrew Lansley

I am not saying do not give people equal health services but do not pretend that giving more money for diabetes or chronic diseases means you are going to deal with the origins of health inequalities.

— Andrew Lansley

The NHS should be proactively using substantial resources across government to intervene and try to deliver positive improvements in people’s standards of living.

— Andrew Lansley

I was shadow health secretary for six years, and the beauty of being in opposition – if there is any beauty – is that you tend to get a pretty unvarnished view because no one bothers to paint the coal white before you turn up.

— Andrew Lansley

I’m not going to go mystery shopping in the NHS because we have a million people every day using it and rating its facilities.

— Andrew Lansley

The vast majority of people who speak to me say they have had brilliant care. When they are critical, their concern tends not to be directed at the medical side but the ancillary things that surround it, such as helping patients to eat meals, cleanliness, and making sure that when patients have a problem, they are listened to.

— Andrew Lansley

We must aim for a zero-tolerance approach to hospital-acquired infections; we have to be clear about who’s in charge at ward level, so there’s proper accountability, and we need to reduce the reliance on agency nursing staff.

— Andrew Lansley

It is in my heart that I believe most strongly that our future is within a reformed E.U. – not least because we now live in a global marketplace.

— Andrew Lansley

As part of the E.U., my children can have the freedom and the opportunity to work and live across Europe; to be ambitious in the world’s largest market; and to access so much of the history, the culture and the opportunity which is our common European heritage.

— Andrew Lansley

If, like me, nothing is more important to you than our children’s future, then their opportunities must be protected.

— Andrew Lansley

We should not make the mistake of equating the E.U. with Europe. Outside the E.U., we wouldn’t cease to be Europeans. But, an exit would definitely risk losing those opportunities for our children while growing no similar opportunities elsewhere.

— Andrew Lansley

We have had significant success in the reduction of salt in food, but it has to be understood that this can only be achieved working with the industry on a voluntary basis… and it can only be done on an incremental basis.

— Andrew Lansley

You can’t simply slash the sugar in food; otherwise, people simply won’t accept it.

— Andrew Lansley

I think we have to understand that sugar is an essential component of food; it’s just that sugar in excess is an inappropriate and unhelpful diet.

— Andrew Lansley

I want to make it clear that the lobbying sector does an important job. It is very useful to the government to hear the views of a broad range of groups to make sure we get the best.

— Andrew Lansley

Experience in other countries shows how big money, rather than the best political candidate, can influence politics.

— Andrew Lansley

The Transparency Bill is something we should all support – practical steps in promoting an open and accountable democracy.

— Andrew Lansley

As a Coalition Government, we inherited a legacy of lack of trust and confidence in political system.

— Andrew Lansley

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