Jeremy Hunt has been very guarded in his use of language around imposition versus introduction of junior doctors' contracts.
Thousands of junior doctors take part in a second one-day strike over plans to bring in a new contract that will oblige them to work more weekends. Emergency care is still being provided.
Next week's 48-hour strike by junior doctors in England is suspended as Acas talks continue between the British Medical Association and the government.
Safe drinking limits are reduced by the UK's chief medical officers, with a stark warning that any amount of alcohol can damage health.
George Osborne says he is spending an "unprecedented" amount on the NHS. So why do critics insist there is a historic squeeze on budgets?
Few believe that the extra money will do much more than pay off the ever increasing deficits and meet increased pension demands.
Warnings are coming thick and fast from all quarters that the NHS is under intense strain. That's before junior doctors have voted on possible industrial action. And the winter hasn't even started.
This is the second inquest in five days where a young person has died and the finding has been "contributed to by neglect".