Urgent Question on the NHS Winter Crisis: 5 February 2018

05 February 2018

Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth asked an Urgent Question on the NHS Winter Crisis in the House of Commons.

The questions was responded to by The Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Care, Stephen Barclay. He stated that winter is challenging for health services worldwide and that this year saw a particularly high number of flu cases.

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