Don’t neglect the NHS in June election, warns BMA

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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a snap general election on 8 June, the BMA has warned politicians not to marginalize the NHS.  

BMA Council Chair, Dr Mark Porter, has raised concerns that the NHS crisis will be ‘pushed to the margins’ during the June election as politicians focus on Brexit. 

‘Health is always one of the most important issues for the people of this country and with the NHS at breaking point, having been put through one of the worst winters on record, it must be a central issue in the upcoming election,’ he said.

‘The NHS must not be pushed to the margins in the focus on Brexit.’ 

He continued: ‘Staff have ensured that we still have one of the best health services in the world, but years of underinvestment while patient deman...