Rupa has written to Conservative MP Angie Bray, challenging her to support an upcoming vote in the House of Commons on repealing many of the Government’s NHS reforms.
She is challenging Angie Bray to back Labour’s plans to:
• Guarantee a GP appointment within 48 hours, and the same day for those who need it
• Guarantee a maximum one-week wait for cancer tests
• Create a £2.5 billion a year NHS Time to Care Fund to support 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 more home care workers and 3,000 more midwives
• Repeal David Cameron's NHS changes that put private profit before patients, so that NHS professionals can focus on care, not competition law
Labour has already said it will repeal the Coalition Government’s Health and Social Care Bill if it wins the General Election in May 2015. David Cameron promised he'd protect the NHS, but he wasted billions on an unnecessary re-organisation, inflicted deep cuts on social care and made it harder to see a GP. Latest figures for A&E show that the Tories are taking the NHS backwards.
The Private Members’ Bill on 21st November is being tabled by Labour MP Clive Efford and a petition has been set up to support the bill.