Tory MP Lee Anderson labels NHS 'BROKEN' as he rages at union demands for more money - 'Wasting hundred of millions of pounds!'

Lee Anderson said efficiencies could be made in the health service to free-up funding to help doctors and nurses treat patients

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Conservative MP Lee Anderson accused the Government of running "scared" this morning, as he pushed for reforms to fix the "broken" NHS system.

The Ashfield representative told GB News there was an urgent need to improve health care in the UK, with 7.2 million Britons currently waiting for treatment.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has promised to tackle the huge scale of the crisis facing the NHS, blaming the pandemic for largely being responsible.

Lee Anderson called for politicians to stop running 'scared' of reform
Lee Anderson called for politicians to stop running 'scared' of reform

But speaking to GB News, Anderson said efficiencies could be made in the health service to free-up funding to help doctors and nurses treat patients.

Criticising NHS management, he said: "If you offered them a bonus system where you say to them I will pay you a tenner for for every £100 you save, you'd see a big change in the NHS because at the moment they are wasting hundreds of millions of pounds every single year.

"We're all concerned about the NHS, of course we are. But I'm concerned that we keep throwing money at it when it's obviously a broken system. We need to completely overall NHS."

He continued: "My wife uses the NHS almost weekly and I see the waste. You know, we see the articles every single week on recruiting diversity officers, woke alphabets and stuff.

"It's time it was run like a business and to give the the public a much better service and value for money."

He added that "far too many politicians" in the House of Commons were "scared to have that conversation".

However, NHS doctor Rob Galloway warned that the UK was an ageing population that therefore required extra funding to pay for the increased need for health care.

He added that despite the change in Britain's demographics, the NHS was receiving small budget increases than in the past.

He said: "We've had previously a 6 per cent increase in funding, historically.

NHS backlogs have hit 7.2 million with Britons waiting months for treatment
NHS backlogs have hit 7.2 million with Britons waiting months for treatment
Dr, Rob Galloway said the Government was giving less real-term funding than before
Dr, Rob Galloway said the Government was giving less real-term funding than before

"The last 12 years have only been 2 per cent and that hasn't caught up with the increase in the ageing population.

"We've got massive problems of a lack of staff. We've got half the number of hospital beds per thousand population compared to Germany.

"We need our politicians to take control, because it is a government agency the NHS, and we need to take control.

He warned that 500 people were dying every week "unnecessarily" because of the problems facing the sector.