Despite opposition from the majority of the public and health professionals the Government is still pushing ahead with its proposed changes to the NHS.
It is widely acknowledged that these changes pose a great risk to the NHS and the Department of Health has even created a ‘risk register’ which documents these dangers.
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the Department for Health should release the register but the Government has so far refused to publish it.
Yesterday, Labour put forward a motion urging the Government to release the register, which I supported. Unfortunately the motion was defeated by 53 votes with Tory and Lib Dem MPs voting against the proposals.
The register must be released in order to inform public understanding and to enable full scrutiny of the changes.
This Government cannot be trusted on the NHS and I will continue to fight their plans which threaten the future of our health service.