Health chiefs accuse Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer of using NHS as a scapegoat ...

Health chiefs accuse Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer of using NHS as a scapegoat in political blame game over care home deaths NHS Providers accused the party leaders of using the NHS as a scapegoat Chief executive Chris Hopson penned a letter to both Johnson and Starmer Labour claimed Covid-19 patients were sent to care homes without being tested Prime Minister argued that no patient was discharged without doctor's approval

By Sam Baker For Mailonline

Published: 18:19 BST, 23 May 2020 | Updated: 00:12 BST, 24 May 2020

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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

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 discharged to care homes before being properly tested

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has also been challenged by NHS Providers after he claimed patients suspected of having coronavirus were

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