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.’