All bark and no bite


Mental health plan is all bark no bite.

Commenting on the latest plans for mental health care, Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary Norman Lamb said:

“This is a government that is all bark and no bite.

“We need to be serious about mental health but all this government has done is pluck a number out of thin air. This government has built a reputation for big announcements which then fail to materialise, this has all the markings of another one. Time and again we see bold announcements while services continue to struggle to cope.
 
“Jeremy Hunt called for thousands of extra GPs to be in place by 2020, yet so far he has overseen a shrinking of the workforce. They then quietly dropped the commitment in their manifesto. And now he has already been forced to admit that he hasn’t got the money for his latest plans."


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