Thursday 15 February 2018 / 11:46 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

This is yet more dismal evidence of the Government letting down patients – Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the latest NHS performance data and GP workforce figures which has shown that GP numbers fell over the last few months of 2017, said:

“This is yet more dismal evidence of the Government letting down patients.

“The fact that GP numbers have fallen again blows apart any claim from Theresa May that the NHS was better prepared than ever before.

“The sad reality is that this winter crisis was entirely predictable and avoidable but Tory ministers have point blank refused to give the NHS and social care the investment required.

“Unlike the Tories, Labour will give our NHS the funding it needs to ensure the health service remains a world class service all year round.”