Labour launches petition to protect NHS

The Labour Party launched a petition to save the NHS on Tuesday as BMA members discussed the Health Bill at an emergency meeting in London.

The petition calls on the government and prime minister David Cameron to:

  • Protect frontline NHS services.
  • Stop precious NHS money being wasted on a big top-down reorganisation, which is putting the NHS at risk. 
  • Provide the real increase he promised in NHS funding.

A Labour party statement said: ‘The British public has seen David Cameron break promise after promise on the NHS despite promising that it was a top priority.’

The petition provoked a strong response from the Conservative party.

Mark Simmonds, (Con, Boston and Skegness), said: ‘We are increasing investment in the NHS by £10.7bn - investment opposed by Labour. Now they’re attempting to cynically rewrite history.

‘Labour’s policies produced poor results for patients and falling productivity, a target culture distorting clinical priorities and a resistance to reform. The government is modernising the NHS to prioritise frontline patient services and improve quality of care at the expense of bureaucracy and administration.’

Nick Bostock

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