Protesters at a demonstration against cuts to NHS funding in central London [Image: Getty Images].

These BMA doctors are right.

If NHS Improvement had anything good to report, you can be sure these Freedom of Information requests would have been serviced in full.

Instead: No comment.

Your minority Tory government is selling your health – and not even for a profit.

Doctors have warned that plans for “brutal” NHS cuts are shrouded in secrecy and will cause uproar once revealed.

The British Medical Association (BMA) says health service leaders have refused to publish details of the proposals that could extend waiting times, reduce access to services, cut down on prescriptions and treatments, and even merge or close hospitals and facilities.

The proposals are being discussed under the capped expenditure process, which was introduced this year to cap NHS spending in some areas in order to meet so-called “control total” budgets in 2017-18.

The BMA submitted Freedom of Information requests to NHS Improvement and each of the 13 areas, asking for the proposal documents.

Eight of the 13 areas responded but, according to the BMA, none of them provided the full document or any significant details.


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