Extended waiting times, ward and service closures, and withdrawal of public funding for some treatments among proposals in new national savings drive
Senior NHS managers are discussing secret cost-cutting plans to be announced after the General Election – measures that one chief executive described as the most extreme and difficult to hit the health service they had ever seen.
Extended waiting times, ward and service closures, and the withdrawal of public funding for some treatments are among the proposals in a new national savings drive designed to cap NHS spending, a leak has revealed.
One of the reason's for Corbyn's growing popularity must surely be that having agreed to Brexit he has since concentrated on domestic issues. May seems to have forgotten at the start of this campaign that many people were concerned at the state of the NHS. If this report is true, they were obviously right to do so.
This morning I saw a report that said Corbyn has revived Blair's 1997 slogan '24 hours to save the NHS.'