John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, in response to comments from Iain Duncan Smith that NHS waiting times have “already increased since last year”, said:
"Iain Duncan Smith has admitted the truth. This is the first admission from the Tory-led Government that the NHS is starting to go backwards under the Tories.
"Patients are starting to see waiting times rise, frontline NHS jobs go and services cut back.
"This is not what people expected when David Cameron promised to protect the NHS."