The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has claimed that government budget cuts are the main cause of the NHS crisis.
“It’s completely unacceptable and it’s about time something was done about it,” said Hunt.
“I was told to blame the junior doctors, the consultants, the nurses, the NHS trusts and then the GPs. It is obvious to anyone that none of them are really to blame.
“Some naysayers have even questioned my competence but how could I have been Secretary of State for Health for nearly five years and be incompetent?
“I’m not sure who is in charge of the social care budget but it is pretty clear that that’s where the problem is.”