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John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, in response to Andrew Lansley's op.ed in The Daily Telegraph, said:

“Andrew Lansley is just adding to confusion and uncertainty in the health service. He makes a case for change but not the Tory-led Government's top down reorganisation of the NHS.

"As Labour has argued from the outset and as the chorus of criticism during the 'pause' has underlined, these are the wrong reforms for the NHS. They are being forced through for reasons of political ideology not improved patient care.

"The huge upheaval of reorganisation is making it harder not easier for the NHS to deal with the financial and efficiency squeeze.”

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