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Local campaigner Huw Jones praised in Commons debate


The Uniting Care collapse has been discussed in Parliament. This debate was the first time a government minister was questioned directly on the debacle that saw the biggest tendering process in NHS history collapse after just eight months.

During the debate local campaigner Huw Jones was praised for spending "many, many months at meetings across Cambridgeshire questioning and challenging".

Answers were demanded on the role that the Department of Health and Ministers played in the run up to the contract being awarded just before the General Election.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner said: "I am pressing for assurances that sufficient resources will now be made available to ensure that the move to an outcomes based system is secured. If that doesn't happen, millions of pounds of public money will have been wasted, and thousands of staff transferred between NHS organisations for nothing. Cambridgeshire has been subjected to a series of failed Tory privatisation experiments - now we need our local health services to get back to the basics of providing good care."

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