Today we discovered that William Hague will be speaking at an anti NHS cuts rally. Four years ago, at an NHS rally of his own, David Cameron said:
“Politicians have got to understand that and start trusting the professionals that we train in our Health Service, to run our Health Service. Those are the values – trusting the professionals, trusting people – those are the values that inspire me, that inspire Andrew Lansley.”
So why didn’t the PM invite the BMA, or the Royal College of Nursing to his “NHS summit”? Why does he ignore their concerns about the Lansley reforms? What kind of trust is he showing in doctors and nurses right now?