The full scale – and horror – of the NHS cuts dressed up as the Tories’ ‘STP’ (Sustainability and Transformation Plan) programme has been kept fairly quiet by the government and the Establishment media.
NHS campaigners have known for some time just how horrendous STPs are. But – just in time for polling day – the real nature of the programme, to hack the NHS back to the bone, is leaking out.
A BBC local news bulletin reports on cuts of £150 million a year that are being forced onto the NHS in Staffordshire – cuts that will mean the sale of NHS buildings and the cutting of services, including the likely closure of at least one hospital:
The BBC reporter touches on the fact that, as in many places, the government’s ‘consultation’ on STPs is nothing but a sham. Small groups have been deciding on – and implementing – plans…
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