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  • Practice nurse listens to family concerns
    Article: Jan 25, 2018

    "Nurses are the backbone of our NHS. The vital service and quality of care they provide cannot continue to be undervalued.

    "It is little wonder nurses are leaving in droves and that they far outnumber new nurses being recruited. While the need for NHS services continues to grow, the Tories' chronic underfunding has made working life unbearable for many.

  • Article: Jan 24, 2018

    Responding to the NAO's report into PFI and PF2 contracts, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:

    "PFI is a useful way of financing projects in certain situations, but it has been a mixed experience. If overdone, PFI becomes a way for the government to kick the financial implications of major spending decisions down the road. It is also clear that in many cases down the years these PFIs were negotiated just to keep liabilities off the government balance sheet.

  • Ambulance
    Article: Jan 23, 2018

    Responding to the news that more than 100,000 patients this winter had to wait in the back of an ambulance for at least 30 minutes due to overcrowding, Baroness Judith Jolly, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson said:

    "These latest figures provide yet more evidence that our NHS is at breaking-point. The government must act immediately to find a long-term solution to this unacceptable situation. Patients and hard working staff are paying the price for the Government's repeated failure to act effectively.

  • UK Border
    Article: Jan 22, 2018

    Commenting ahead of May and Macron's summit later today where the PM is expected to commit £45million to strengthen border controls in French ports, Lib Dem Home Affairs spokesperson Ed Davey said:

    "If Brexit wasn't happening, taxpayers wouldn't be paying yet another huge bill.

    "The French President is able to demand £45 million because he also has the option of withdrawing co-operation over the special border control in Calais, as the UK withdraws from the EU.

    "Parliament needs to be told when this money was budgeted for, and what guarantees the UK has secured in return, if any, for future co-operation on our border security."

    Article: Jan 17, 2018

    Patients are dying in hospital corridors because of NHS underfunding, a group of A&E doctors has warned in a letter to Theresa May.

    In their unprecedented warning, the doctors told the prime minister that more than 120 patients a day were being managed in corridors in some hospitals, with "some dying prematurely" because staff were so busy.