National Health Service Reforms

Fabian has issued this statement to inform those contacting him of his implaccable opposition to the changes proposed by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

London 1st April 2011

Thank you for contacting me to raise your concerns about the future of the NHS. I'd like to reassure you that I am completely opposed to these changes and will of course vote against them in Parliament.

I have also signed the 38 degrees petition and hope that it gains the 350,000 signatures it is aiming for. I am actively campaigning against these proposals and agree that the cuts are not only damaging to the NHS but will have a dangerous impact on service users and health care professionals for generations.

I have been lobbied by a huge number of people about this issue including Doctors, long term patients and service users and I share their anger about what is being proposed. Earlier this week I met with my constituent Dr Richard Vautrey the Deputy Chair of the BMA's GP Committee who talked me through his concerns.

I have written to the Health Secretary about this issue on a number of occasions and will continue to oppose and scrutinise their plans. I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that if these proposals go ahead it could be the end on a publicly owned National Health Service in England.
I hope my response is helpful to you.

Fabian Hamilton

Labour MP for Leeds NE