[Tuesday 23 August]
The disclosure that plans being applied throughout England carry substantial risks which this government has simply ignored should surprise no one. It has happened before: the risks inherent in the Health and Social Care Act were also ignored, then kept hidden.
What this shows, with devastating clarity, is that Jeremy Hunt is determined to cut NHS services for no other reason than political ideals and is doing so at the expense of safety to patients. The cast-iron certainty founded in little more than arrogance that public services must be cut, despite the wealth of evidence showing that the NHS is the fairest way of providing healthcare, and that it is being under-funded systematically year on year.
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