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John Healey MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, said in response to Pulse's finding that A&E waiting times have jumped after the coalition scrapped Labour's targets:

“These latest figures show a worrying jump in A&E waiting times since the coalition began scrapping Labour's NHS performance targets. It’s early days, but these waiting times will add to concerns about the strains the NHS is facing. This jump in A&E waiting times shows that now is the wrong time for Andrew Lansley to embark on an untested £3 billion top-down NHS reorganisation at a time when all efforts should be going into patient care.”

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