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Timing of health resignations no coincidence

Former minister points to criticism in reports

A previous minister says there is no point in trying to spin the high level resignations at the health department.

Kate Beecroft has given her reaction to the departures of the chief executive of the Department of Health and Social Care and his deputy, which were announced at the end of last week.

She says the timing of the news of Dr Malcolm Couch and Michaela Morris leaving their posts with immediate effect has context.

Mrs Beecroft believes past reports have been critical of leadership, and the imminent publication of the independent review by Sir Jonathan Michael is likely to pull no punches:

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