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Thursday, 3 July 2014

We have heard it all before.

Ed Miliband To Make NHS Centerpiece Of Labour's Summer Campaign

Ed Miliband

Cheap promises in respect of "saving", "improving","giving more importance to"  or any of the other cliches concerning the NHS trotted out by politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, have been around for decades. The reality when the new government has come to office is always the same. More management, more "targets", another reorganisation, more red tape, longer waiting times, more privatisation (to a greater or lesser extent depending on the party in government), more money, albeit that in real terms the funding has been reduced and a general decline in standards of service provided for patients.
Trotting out vague promises for the NHS in the expectation of attracting votes, is a well worn and exhausted policy option.