Wes Streeting said the NHS is not “the envy of the world right now, but it could be” as he claimed the government stole Labour’s plan to overhaul healthcare.
Rishi Sunak will today unveil the “most radical” reform of the NHS in its history, with a 15-year staffing plan that will create an army of junior and apprentice roles and accelerate clinical training.
Mr Streeting, the shadow health secretary, said he broadly welcomed the government’s blueprint, but claimed “it is very similar to our plan”.
He also said the £2.4bn plan was “better late than never” as he criticized Tory ministers for not taking action sooner.
He told GB News: “I’ve said it, and I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face, it’s investment and reform needed to build an NHS fit for the future.
“If we just keep pouring more money into the NHS as it is now, we will continue to have some of the worst results among advanced economies and let’s face it, looking at the state of the NHS, the service, the most crucial results, this is not the envy of the world right now, but it could be.
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