Ed Miliband will today urge the British people to put the NHS first, saying there is no bigger choice for the future of their family and country than what happens to the health service.
Labour is calling on the Conservative Party to come clean on its plans for a second term including an unpublished plan commissioned by the Government from a former supermarket executive for another re-organisation of NHS bureaucracy after the election.
Evidence of growing privatisation in the health service is even causing alarm bells to ring on the other side of the Atlantic with a letter published today from US doctors warning that on the current course Britain’s NHS is on a “slippery slope” to pay-as-you-go health care.
Ed Miliband will describe the choice between two visions: more privatisation, reorganisation and longer waits with a Tory second term or Labour’s plan to protect and improve the NHS by putting the right values back at its heart. He will set out how only Labour has a fully-funded plan for decisive action with real money to stop the NHS sliding backwards and halt the drift to privatisation in the first days of the next government.