The new year demands a properly funded NHS
Happy new year to you – I hope you managed to get some well-earned rest during the festive period, before returning to the challenges of the year ahead.
We have entered 2017 with a health service overstretched well beyond capacity, which affects patients across the spectrum of GP surgeries, community services, hospitals and social care. Yet we also have a Government – borne out of a Brexit vote – unwilling to recognise this desperate need for more money, with the notable absence of any mention of the NHS in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
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