“IT’S A COVER-UP TO DENY THE PUBLIC THE TRUE PICTURE OF THE NHS.
WE DEMAND FULL TRANSPARENCY SO EVERYONE KNOWS THE REAL STATE OF THE NHS WHEN CASTING THEIR VOTE.” Shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth
The government has used special Prudah powers to stop a supposedly independent oversight body from publishing vital statistics on the NHS. Coming in the wake of the calamitous collapse of Theresa May’s 20 point poll lead, this is, at the very least, suspicious.
Dr Mark Porter, BMA council chairman, said: “The government is clearly running scared, refusing to face up to the funding crisis that has put the NHS at breaking point.
DELAYING THE RELEASE OF THE FIGURES WON’T MAGICALLY SOLVE THE VERY REAL PROBLEMS OUR HEALTH SERVICE IS FACING.”
At a time when the National Health Service has run into a record deficit, its staff have faced enforced contracts, and the Red Cross described it as being in a state of “humanitarian crisis”, Jeremy Hunt was palming off the blame for NHS underfunding on health tourism, and seeking solutions to this massively overblown ‘problem’ in the USA.
Just like Theresa May palmed off the Police & Security Services warnings about cuts being a “threat to national security.”
Our public services keep us safe. They are our joint inheritance.
We need to defend our National Inheritance, which our ancestors fought so hard to build and give to us, and which stands as a living testimony to their sacrifice for this country.
Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:
“The general election and purdah appear to be putting a number of important NHS decisions on hold.
“I would argue that it is only right and just that important data pertaining to the NHS in England is published. ”