Sunday 19 January 2020 / 12:02 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth comments on long NHS waiting lists driving people to use private healthcare

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commenting on figures showing long NHS waiting lists are driving people to use private healthcare, said:

“Waiting lists are so long that patients are being forced to pay for their own treatment rather than suffer in pain.

“This is a fundamental breach of the NHS free at the point of use principle. After a decade of cuts and privatisation, Boris Johnson must act now to end this scandal.”