Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 25th January 2012.

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Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 25th January 2012

How out of touch is the Prime Minister with what is happening in the NHS? Let me tell him what the medical profession is saying. The latest survey of the Royal College of General Practitioners says that 98% of GPs want the Bill withdrawn. The Royal College of Nursing has said:

“the turmoil of proceeding with these reforms is now greater than the turmoil of stopping them”.

In his famous listening exercise, the Prime Minister said:

“change—if it is to endure, to really work—should have the support of people who work in our NHS. We have to take our nurses and doctors with us.”

If he wants to hear the voice of doctors and nurses across our NHS, why does he not listen?