TUC welcomes Health Secretary's commitment to NHS

Share this page

iadate: 17 September 2009

embargo: For immediate release

Commenting on proposals for community health reform announced today (Thursday) by Health Secretary Andy Burnham, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'The TUC welcomes the Government's commitment to the NHS as the preferred provider of community health services. This will provide much-needed confidence to both patients and staff.

'The emphasis the Health Secretary gave to patient-centred care is also encouraging, promising a sharper focus on patient and staff satisfaction. Quality must always be at the heart of what the NHS does and should never be compromised by the pursuit of budget savings.'


- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

- Register for the TUC's press extranet: a service exclusive to journalists wanting to access pre-embargo releases and reports from the TUC. Visit www.tuc.org.uk/pressextranet


Media enquiries:
Liz Chinchen T: 020 7467 1248 M: 07778 158175 E: [email protected]
Rob Holdsworth T: 020 7467 1372 M: 07717 531150 E: [email protected]
Elly Brenchley T: 020 7467 1337 M: 07900 910624 E: [email protected]

Press Release
Printer-friendly versionSend by email

Share this Page