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This winter NHS crisis was made in Downing Street

How long can Theresa May continue to dodge responsibility?

By Jonathan Ashworth  

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The NHS has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the start of the year. Chronic underfunding by the government, and Prime Minister Theresa May’s inept refusal to bring forward a rescue package, have left health service staff and their patients under unprecedented pressure.

The refusal to pay the bills explains a large part of the challenge, but it’s not just about the money. It’s also because the Prime Minister doesn’t know what she’s doing with the health service—and…

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