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Health Secretary Wes Streeting will this week start pressing talks with NHS leaders about delivering weekend and night appointments, after Sir Keir Starmer vowed that work to slash the ready lists “starts straight away”.

The Prime Minister needs Labour to fulfil its election pledge of 40,000 further NHS appointments every week by the top of the 12 months.

Managers at hospitals which have already stepped up weekend working, together with Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London, will meet well being colleagues nationwide to elucidate how they did it.

Sir Keir mentioned: “We will use them around the country now, and they have agreed to this. They will go across the country to be deployed to help set up the model in other hospitals as quickly as we can.

“We have already had some discussions about how that will be rolled out from day one.”

Mr Streeting can have “several” conferences with hospital trusts and NHS England ­officers this week. It is a part of a drive by the Government to persuade voters it’s performing swiftly to finish the disaster within the NHS, which at the moment has a ready checklist of seven.57 million appointments.

Mr Streeting can be as a result of speak this week with junior docs over ending strike motion, after an ­preliminary telephone name with members of the BMA junior docs committee on Friday.

And tomorrow he’ll meet the British Dental Association about plans to supply 700,000 emergency dentistry appointments as quickly as attainable.

But the Government is braced for a collection of giant challenges throughout its first 100 days.

Sir Keir will maintain talks on Tuesday with metro mayors representing areas such because the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and Liverpool, as a part of a drive to advertise financial development throughout the nation.

Chancellor Rachel Reeves and Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds will start discussions with employers and commerce unions to develop an industrial technique to develop the financial system, with a selected emphasis on attracting funding for “green” industries.

While Sir Keir doesn’t count on the technique itself to excite voters, he hopes to extend wages and persuade the general public their way of life has risen beneath Labour, which the Prime Minister sees as important to securing a second time period in workplace.

The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary John Healey will journey to a Nato summit starting on Tuesday, the place they purpose to collect intelligence about Donald Trump’s intentions if he wins the US Presidential election in November.

Sir Keir is because of communicate with incumbent US President Joe Biden on the occasion, after the pair had a telephone dialog final week.

But behind the scenes the UK delegation shall be speaking to folks with perception into how US coverage might change beneath a second Trump administration, amid fears Trump might reduce American assist for Ukraine.

And they are going to ship a message to the Republican Presidential hopeful, who has lengthy complained that the US is paying greater than its justifiable share for the defence of Europe, by urging European Nato members to do “more of the heavy lifting”.