Is the NHS being privatised?BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6376 (Published 05 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6376
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
What is the latest claim?
On 3 November the Labour Party released figures showing that 78 981 NHS operations were cancelled at the last minute last year because of staffing and capacity pressures.12 In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Labour’s shadow health secretary, Jon Ashworth, used the data as a hook to criticise the government for the number of NHS patients who were funding their own treatment because of long waiting times, …