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Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has said she intends to create a “simple and affordable” access plan for the NHS.
Health Minister Jonathan Ashworth said: “There is an urgent need for people to be able to access affordable, high quality care.”
I want to create the most efficient access plan possible so that people can be able get on with their lives, and they can get the support they need to get through that.
“Ashworth also said the Government is “building on the success” of the NHS Access plan introduced in June 2016.
Ashbury said it would be “a matter of weeks” before people could access their NHS care in full. “
The government is introducing a simple, straightforward, and affordable access plan that will provide the same level of care to people of all backgrounds and abilities, regardless of where they live or what they have to do in their daily lives,” she said.
Ashbury said it would be “a matter of weeks” before people could access their NHS care in full.
“We will have a simple and affordable plan in place in the next few weeks to enable people to access their care in the quickest possible way, in the shortest time possible,” he said.
“It will be the first time in a generation that access to the NHS has been so straightforward.”
NHS funding crisis: How do we know?
Cuts and delays in NHS funding are fuelling fears of a funding crisis.
In July 2020, the NHS spent an extra £13.8bn in the first half of the year, up by £11bn from the same period in 2020.
That’s because the funding for the National Health Service has been frozen since 2019.
However, health experts have warned that cuts and delays to NHS funding could lead to a funding crunch, with many patients expected to wait weeks or even months to get the care they need.
Some patients could not access care because their insurance had expired.
One of the main issues is that people do not have access to free NHS care, which means they cannot get free treatment.
It means many people will end up waiting in long lines for care and may even be waiting longer than a year to see a GP.
Nurses are among those with the most problems in the NHS, with one in four NHS workers experiencing a pay cut, according to a new report.
Labour says the Government has been slow to put the NHS on a sustainable footing.
David Cameron’s Conservative Party has pledged to reduce the amount of NHS funding that goes to the Health Service in England by £1bn over five years.
He has pledged a further £4bn to the National Audit Office and £7.5bn to a number of organisations, including the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal Society of British Authors and the British Medical Association.
But Labour is calling on the Government to immediately set up an NHS Access scheme to give people a quicker access to NHS care.
They say the scheme should be a “first step towards a more modern NHS”.
Nurse unions have called on the UK Government to “fix the NHS”.
They have called for the establishment of a “national service trust” to be created to provide the NHS with the funding it needs.
Shadow Health Secretary Sarah Wollaston has also said she would work with the Labour Party to ensure that the NHS would be a national service.
She said the NHS must be a service that people want to access, and not a service for a select few.
A spokesperson for NHS England said: The Government has announced that it will set up a national access scheme that will offer NHS patients the right to access the NHS in full within a month.
This is part of the Government’s package of measures to ensure we deliver on the ambitious reforms we promised in 2017, which have been delivered on time and on budget.
There are more than 7,000,000 NHS patients across the country and the Government will deliver a scheme that gives people the choice of accessing NHS care that works for them.
More to come.