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Lansley loses health job to Hunt in cabinet re-shuffle

Andrew Lansley has been replaced as Health Secretary by Jeremy Hunt as part of an extensive government reshuffle.

Mr Lansley, the architect of controversial reforms to the NHS in England, has effectively been demoted to the more junior role of leader of the House of Commons.

The move has been described as disastrous by some, while others see it as a fresh opportunity for discussions about the challenges facing the NHS during its biggest shake-up yet.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 04 Sep 2012