Conservatives blame rationing for winter crisisBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7178.216b (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:216
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
The Conservative party sharpened its attack on UK government health policy this week by claiming that rationing of health care is behind the winter crisis affecting the NHS.
At a Commons debate on Monday the health secretary, Frank Dobson, dismissed the accusation of rationing made by Ann Widdecombe, shadow health secretary. He said that government initiatives this year should ensure that …