1 He said: “We will stop the top-down reorganisation of the NHS.” Election campaign.
Reality: Tories pushing through the biggest top-down reorganisation of the NHS in its history.
2 He said: “We will increase health spending every year.” Conservative Manifesto, April 2010.
Reality: A Nuffield Trust study shows a “real terms reduction of 0.5% over next four years”.
3 He said: “We’ll ensure waiting times are kept low,” June 2011.
Reality: Patients waiting longer than 18-week guarantee are up by 34%.
4 He said: “We will save the maternity and A&E units at Chase Farm hospital, London.” (2007).
Reality: Health Secretary announced the units would be downgraded last November.
5 He said: Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Physicians and Nursing “all supported” his health reforms. September, 2010.
Reality: All three oppose the reforms.
6 He said: “We will increase the number of midwives by 3,000”. January 2010.
Reality: The Government has cut the training places for nurses and midwives.
7 He said: “We will not endanger universal coverage — we will make sure it remains a National Health Service.” June 2011.
Reality: The health service has already begun breaking up into local GP commissioning groups.
8 He said: Reforms were needed as there were 5,000-10,000 needless cancer deaths a year compared to other EU countries.
Reality: The NHS has helped achieve the biggest drop in cancer deaths among 10 leading countries.
9 He said: “We are not reorganising the bureaucracy of the NHS, we are abolishing bureaucracy.” March 2011.
Reality: The NHS will be saddled with even MORE bureaucracy with hundreds of new bodies set up to replace sacked managers.
10 He said: “The Government is fully behind the Health Bill.” Prime Minister’s Official spokesman.
Reality: Three Tory ministers have come out against it.