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People deserve the truth on NHS cuts says Lamb

April 26, 2010 8:13 PM

"Liberal Democrats will save billions of pounds by decentralising power, getting bureaucrats out of the NHS and helping underperforming Trusts to achieve the standards of the best," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today's Royal College of Nursing survey which found that that cuts to services and staff are now becoming a reality across the NHS, Norman Lamb said:

"There is now overwhelming evidence that significant cuts to NHS staff and services are underway.

"Labour desperately doesn't want this to be an election issue so they are refusing to tell people the truth about what's really going on.

"It's incredibly short-sighted to think the only way to save money in the NHS is to slash and burn services. We know from past experience that this will cost more money in the long term.

"It doesn't have to be like this. Liberal Democrats will save billions of pounds by decentralising power, getting bureaucrats out of the NHS and helping underperforming Trusts to achieve the standards of the best."