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Perhaps I should feel reassured that MPs are to address manifest deficiencies in the provision of health and social care. However, am I alone in being disquieted by the fact that Jeremy Hunt Chairs the relevant Select Committee? He is, after all, the Secretary of State in whose tenure (2012-18) the NHS saw the most prolonged period of austerity in its history. More importantly he oversaw an NHS where critical front-line staff vacancies grew to unprecedented levels. The decisions he made are the foundation on which many of the present critical failings of the NHS are based. The two years since he left office do not represent a sufficient period in which any successor could hope to begin to address the deficiencies created by his predecessor.
In many of his recent protestations about issues and problems across the NHS he seems to have suffered a memory failure and appears unwilling to accept his fundamental responsibility for many of the ills he identifies so readily. 158章你的奶真好吃
The Select Committee will not be viewed by many healthcare professionals as an appropriate body to address deficiencies across the NHS whilst Jeremy Hunt remains its Chair.