Labour's Shadow Health Minister has claimed patients are being hit by the Government's "mismanagement of the NHS" after a General Medical Council report concluded complaints against doctors rose 23 percent in the last year.
The Government cannot brush this aside - patients are clearly being hit by their mismanagement of the NHS.
Ministers lost a grip on NHS finances and we are seeing increasingly crude cost cutting measures.
GPs are now being offered financial incentives to cut the number of referrals and patients face a growing list of banned or rationed treatments.
It's no surprise that people are angry.
– Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed
Yesterday's British Social Attitudes survey reported a nosedive in public satisfaction with the NHS - falling for the first time in a decade.
Today's figures will only add to concerns about a health service heading in the wrong direction under this out of touch Government.