Shadow health secretary defends Labour’s record on healthBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d427 (Published 21 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d427
- Anne Gulland
The Labour shadow health secretary, John Healey, has denied that the government’s plans are a logical extension of Labour’s policy of increasing private sector involvement in the NHS.
Mr Healey, who was giving his response to the Health and Social Care Bill (BMJ 2011;342:d418, doi:10.1136/bmj.d418) at a King’s Fund debate on 20 January, said that the Labour government had invited private sector providers to deliver healthcare only as a means of getting waiting lists down or providing additional choice for patients.
“We accepted, supported, …