“Patients and staff will have serious concerns about these remarks and have a right to know whether you remain of this view,” he asked at the time.
Mr Hunt has since repeatedly said he believes in the principles of the NHS.
The pamphlet briefly shot to fame in 2012, when Mr Hunt’s appointment as Health Secretary prompted Labour to highlight the book’s contents.
Then Shadow Health Secretary wrote a letter to Mr Hunt.
A qualified midwife will contact you by telephone within seven days to take further details regarding your medical history and any problems you may have had with previous pregnancies, and an appointment will be made for your first scan.
Amongst other ideas, the book contained a blueprint for replacing the NHS with an insurance market system – and called for the private sector to be brought in.It is likely that with every new day throughout your pregnancy and beyond you will have at least one new question.If you have decided to have your baby at Basildon University Hospital, you can contact a midwife via social media.We only have a fixed number of lines." Patients would still have the option to ask to be put through directly to the surgery if they wanted to speak to a receptionist, he said.Another option was for the 111 number to run in tandem with GP surgery numbers.