Ambulance strike: union accuses Steve Barclay of ‘blatant lie’ about paramedics | News

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham has accused the health secretary of lying in a newspaper article published this morning.

Steve Barclay wrote in The Daily Telegraph that paramedics had “made a conscious choice to harm patients”.

Graham described this as “a blatant lie”, adding: “The unions have negotiated critical coverage at a local level, including 999 calls, with NHS trust hosts. That’s how it is done.

Sharon Graham said Health Secretary had “lost all credibility”

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‘Stephen Barclay clearly doesn’t understand how these issues are being handled in the NHS. That is an embarrassment to him and the government. He has now lost all credibility. He’s clearly not the man for the job.”

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