Letters The NHS and the 2015 general election

The NHS in Clacton and the 2014 by-election

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6577 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6577
  1. Bruce F Sizer, consultant clinical oncologist1
  1. 1Colchester General Hospital, Colchester CO4 5JL, UK
  1. bruce.sizer{at}colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

In The BMJ on Saturday 18 October, Ham wrote that “politicians are understandably reluctant to promise more than they can realistically deliver.”1 Contrastingly, on Sunday, Ed Miliband promised the public cancer diagnoses within seven days. On Monday, the Royal College of Radiologists’ press release said (I paraphrase) “blimey, you will need a lot more radiologists.”

A weekend, let alone a week, is clearly …

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