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Miliband to address 'defenders of the health service'

As part of his speech to NHS workers today Ed Miliband will accuse the Government of acting like "the masters, not the servants".

Ed Miliband will address the Royal College of Nursing in Harrogate Credit: Reuters

Mr Miliband will say: "Our health service is owned by patients, professionals and the people. And their voice - your voice - deserves to be heard. I can't promise that we will always agree about everything.

But what I will never do is what this Government did: dismiss you as just a 'vested interest'. You are not. You are the defenders of the health service."