Javid labels NHS access debate hypocritical on first day of rail strikes

MPs are debating NHS GP and dentist access and the increasing waiting lists in the UK.

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting labelled health secretary Sajid Javid’s record “rubbish”, blaming “Conservative underfunding” for “patients finding it impossible to book GP appointments”. 

Javid focused on the rail strikes which he told the House of Commons that Streeting has been “so vocal in supporting”. The health secretary labelled it “hypocrisy” that Streeting has “a sudden interest in access to public services on today of all days”, the first day of rail strikes.