Breadcrumb Home Multimedia Andy Burnham: the NHS at the heart of the election This content relates to the following topics: NHS finances Performance Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Andy Burnham MP, the Secretary of State for Health, joined us for the last of our three general election breakfast debates, and discussed his party's vision for the NHS. You may also be interested in Blog Priorities for the NHS in 2018/19 and beyond Does the new NHS planning guidance contain good news or bad? Richard Murray takes stock of the changes. Blog Preventing a recurrence of this winter’s crisis Chris Ham considers what needs to be done to stabilise the NHS and ensure that this winter's crisis does not recur. Blog A&E performance reaches a new low The media and groups of NHS staff are describing an A&E service in crisis, while the government says the NHS is more prepared for winter than ever before. What does the latest national data say about how A&E departments are coping compared with previous winters? NHS winter pressures We bring together a range of our commentary and analysis to explore the reasons for the extreme pressure on health services this winter.