Top Conservative calls on Government to ‘get a grip’ on struggling health service

Full story in The Independent, 3 January 2018

A senior Conservative MP has called on the Government to “get a better grip” on the NHS and warned that the health service’s capacity is at full stretch.

Dr Sarah Wollaston said patients whose operations have been cancelled to allow hospitals to deal with intense pressures during the winter, would now think the NHS is in crisis despite claims from authorities that is not.

The chair of the Commons Health Committee went on to demand an increase in health spending to deal with the “sheer scale” of demand.