By Sam Baker For Mailonline
Published: 18:19 BST, 23 May 2020 | Updated: 00:12 BST, 24 May 2020
Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer have been accused of using the NHS as a scapegoat in the back-and-forth coronavirus blame game over care homes.
NHS Providers, which deals with talks between the NHS and the Department of Health, has criticised the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition who have both laid the blame of coronavirus deaths in care homes at the door of the NHS.
The chief executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson told The Times that the health service has been used as a political football.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of pointing fingers at NHS doctors to cover over shortages in tests and PPE for care workers
Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has also been challenged by NHS Providers after he claimed patients suspected of having coronavirus were