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ref date:14 Jan 2000 (HEA)
Labours NHS handling heavily criticised

Lord Winston (a noted doctor in the field of reproductive medicine) lambasted Blairs handling of the NHS saying the Labour party had failed to keep its election promised.

He (Winston) said. "It's not good enough to say we're going to spend 20bn over 35 years - It's a question of changing the whole way the package is funded."

"Do we want a health service that is steadily going to deteriorate and be more and more rationed and will be inferior in vital areas such as heart disease and cancer compared to our less well-off neighbours? That is where we are going at the moment. If we don't want that, then we pay more tax or have an insurance system."