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Burnham For Mayor

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

£2billion NHS Funding Gap

David Cameron chose to put NHS finances on this knife-edge when he wasted £3 billion on a damaging re-organisation and clawed back a further £3 billion to the Treasury in recent years. That is why the NHS is in a such a fragile financial position.

David Cameron is transferring large amounts of money out of the NHS to back-fill the hole he’s created in social care finances. I am worried that the Better Care Fund will set back the cause of integration and get it a bad name - the policy should be put on hold pending a full parliamentary debate.

NHS patients are already seeing waiting times and cancer care heading downhill on this Government’s watch - people will fear that much worse will be in store next year. It is why they don’t trust him with the NHS.