Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering

Labour leader Ed Miliband will go on the attack over the coalition's ill thought out NHS reforms today - as the prime minister and health secretary seek to defend those reforms.

Labour leader Ed Miliband will go on the attack over the coalition’s ill thought out NHS reforms today – as the prime minister and health secretary seek to defend those reforms. David Cameron will deliver a key note speech in which he will commit to “five guarantees” on the future of the health service, while Andrew Lansley will address parliament on the reforms.

At his monthly press conference this morning, the Leader of the Opposition will say:

“David Cameron is the first PM in history to set out five pledges to protect the NHS from his own policies, yet he has already broken two of them. The number of people waiting 18 weeks for treatment has gone up. He has not protected the health service budget.

“He has spent a year mismanaging the NHS. The consequence is chaos, confusion and damage to patient care.

“Hundreds of millions of pounds which should have been used for patient care are being wasted on handing out redundancy notices to staff from PCTs – staff who may now have to be rehired.

Yesterday, the Telegraph revealed Mr Cameron’s five guarantees, which were to keep waiting lists low; maintain spending; not to privatise the NHS; to keep care integrated; and to remain committed to the “national” part of the National Health Service.

Left Foot Forward will have reaction and analysis of the latest developments on the health reforms debate later today.

18 Responses to “Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering”

  1. UNISON Health

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  2. James Anthony

    Miliband attacks "chaos, confusion and damage" of Cameron's NHS tinkering //fb.me/S4d3Iwzz

  3. Swamb Unison

    Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering //fb.me/OHRCzRVx

  4. Natan Doron

    Cameron knows he isn't trusted on the NHS, which is why he's going to attempt detoxify the Tory brand again today //bit.ly/irav2j

  5. Michael

    Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering I Left Foot Forward – //j.mp/lkpLWX

  6. Watching You

    Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering I Left Foot Forward – //j.mp/lkpLWX

  7. Samuel Tarry

    RT @JamesAnthonyRN: RT @UNISONOurNHS: Miliband attacks "chaos, confusion and damage" of Cameron's NHS tinkering //fb.me/S4d3Iwzz

  8. Selohesra

    I know you have a tradition of accompanying articles about Tories with humerous geeky pictures of them – I particularly like the recent ones of Boris & Dave. What I like about this site though is its lack of bias and that you are prepared to laugh at yourselves with goofy pictures of Ed too. 🙂

  9. paurina

    Miliband attacks “chaos, confusion and damage” of Cameron’s NHS tinkering I Left Foot Forward – //j.mp/lkpLWX

  10. Eddie Boyband

    Labours fear is not that these changes might harm the nhs, Labours fear is that these changes might improve the nhs.

  11. Anon E Mouse

    Has anyone seen Grommet? ;-}

  12. George McLean

    @ 3. Anon E Mouse

    Don’t you mean “Gromit”? Grommets may soon no longer be an option for those with hearing problems under a marketised NHS. 🙂

  13. Ed's Talking Balls

    I agree with Selohesra, that’s a good picture of the least popular Miliband in the Labour Party. This sort of balance on LFF is welcome.

    Only a pity that you didn’t use the one where he’s spilling tea down himself. That’s my personal favourite, but you can’t win them all…

  14. Anon E Mouse

    George McLean – Very good! ;-}

  15. Clive Burgess

    RT @leftfootfwd: Miliband attacks "chaos, confusion and damage" of Cameron's NHS tinkering //t.co/VlK33OP

  16. rhys Hughes

    Gosh, these Tories responging on here are so witty, so erudite, we will have to bend under the weight of their intelect…

    Oh PS I have never voted Labour.

  17. George McLean

    @7. Rhys Hughes

    I used to vote Labour and was an active member, but left over Iraq and haven’t voted for them since. I’m a socialist, and agree that what this thread is missing so far is a critique of Cameron’s five pledges. But I can’t resist a pun any more than I can resist responding to Citizen Mouse. And, anyway, shouldn’t your comment read “intellect”? Lighten up! 🙂

  18. Shady

    “Gosh, these Tories responging on here are so witty, so erudite, we will have to bend under the weight of their intelect…”

    There are two l’s in intellect…

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