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Hyndburn MP backs campaign for more NHS watchdogs
8:50am Tuesday 19th June 2012 in Hyndburn
HYNDBURN’S MP is backing a campaign encouraging the public to become NHS watchdogs.
Graham Jones says that together with fellow MPs, he is supporting a website which allows staff and patients concerned about issues happening in the NHS.
The website allows residents to flag up concerns to MPs and inform them what they are seeing in hospitals, clinics and GP surgeries.
Mr Jones said: “NHS Check is the next phase of our campaign to hold the government to account for the chaos it is inflicting on the NHS.
“We want to hear the real story about what's happening in the NHS from staff and patients.
“We have already received thousands of examples of people’s experiences of the NHS, many of which highlight problems around decommissioning and restriction of NHS treatments.
“We are hearing of treatments being rationed or withdrawn altogether and patients being asked to pay for services that were previously freely available.”
MPs in opposition are looking to gather examples where treatments are being restricted or decommissioned.
For more information go to the website which isfiound at www.labour.org.uk/yournhs.