THE NHS is facing the biggest financial challenge in its history.
At the same time, the Government has launched the biggest top-down reorganisation since 1948.
It is widely acknowledged that this combination of events has exposed the NHS to greater risks, even the chief executive of the NHS has admitted on the public record that the NHS is being put at risk by the Government’s reorganisation.
What we do not know is the Government’s own assessment of the precise nature and scale of the risks it is running with the quality, safety and efficiency of health services.
The Government’s risk register assess all the risks to the Health Service and to Public Health. The risk register could be very relevant to debates and votes taking place in the House of Lords over the coming weeks.
That’s why Labour gave the chance for the House of Commons to put that right and vote for the openness and transparency that this Government once promised.
The Government has once again ignored the calls to release this information and voted to keep it secret. This goes to prove once and for all that you really can’t trust the Tories with the NHS.
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