Responding to the interim report published today (Wednesday) by Lord Darzi and the IPPR, on the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS and social care, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:
“Without substantial extra funding every year, the NHS and social care system will be damaged beyond repair.
“The UK won’t have thriving health and social care services while the government persists in robbing the necessary resources.
“NHS and social care staff are struggling heroically to keep patients safe and properly looked after. But services and staff are facing unimaginable pressures daily.
“As the 70th birthday of the NHS approaches, ministers must show they believe in its founding principles, fund it properly and end harmful competition.”
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