"Instead of chasing headlines, the Government needs to show how it intends to improve care," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.
Commenting on today’s report by the Royal College of Nursing which highlights the role of specialist nurses, Norman Lamb said:
“There is a real danger that the NHS will respond to the financial crisis by taking a slash and burn approach to its essential staff and services that make a real difference to patients with chronic conditions. This is a false economy and will be devastating for patient care.
“Cuts are already taking place in marked contrast to the Prime Minister’s commitment for cancer patients to get personal support at home from specialist nurses.
“Instead of chasing headlines, the Government needs to show how it intends to improve care.”