Ed Miliband vetoes Andy Burnham’s plot to hand NHS cash to councils

Ed Miliband is to veto a policy by his shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham to hand over control of billions of pounds of NHS funding to local councils, The Independent has learnt.

Mr Burnham outlined proposals last year that would have committed a future Labour government to transfer around £60 billion of NHS money to local authorities to create an integrated health and social-care budget.

The move would have radically reshaped the NHS and healthcare in England – with elected politicians rather than doctors having the final say on where money was spent. (full Independent article here…)