UKIP leader Nigel Farage has endorsed an article by the party’s health spokesperson which calls for people to be allowed to pay to skip A&E waiting times.
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Last week I visited my GP surgery. After a much more protracted wait than any prior visit, I was given a homily about the state of the NHS, advised that it might be easier to seek a scan (already advised by another practitioner) through a private route.
“That is the most extraordinary speech I have heard from a secretary of state for Health in all my years in this House – this is the first speech in which a secretary of state has claimed he is not responsible for anything.”
The number of patients having to wait more than four hours in A&E has reached its highest level in nine years.
New figures reveal that almost 10% of Scottish patients have been made to wait longer than the four hour target to be seen in Accident and Emergency Departments.