Stephen has voiced concerns about the future of the NHS following a statement to the House of Commons by the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. His statement followed the announcement of the long term plan in June last year.
In his statement, the Health Secretary outlined proposals in the areas of cancer care, mental health services, and staffing over the next 10 years, saying “…we are determined to make sure that the Long term Plan fulfils its potential to transform the Health Service for the better.”
Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: “While the aspirations for improving patient care NHS England outlined today are welcome, the reality is the NHS will continue to be held back by cuts and chronic staff shortages.
“I was also disappointed to see the plan failed to fulfil the government’s plan for social care that continues to be delayed.”