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5. David Cameron

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The ultimate holder of the NHS purse strings, Mr Cameron kept the health service at arm’s length since getting badly burnt over his Government’s health reforms.

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That has changed this year.

He made seven-day, 8 ‘til 8 opening of GP practices one of his flagship policies at last year’s party conference and with Labour sharpening its knives over the Government’s handing of the NHS, we can expect a more interventionist style leading up to the election next year.

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