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Doctor’s Letter Attack Farage and Defending NHS in Today’s Telegraph

March 18, 2015

After Farage’s comments yesterday attacking the NHS and promoting private health, one doctor, John Lamport was so incensed that he had a letter describing his experience of excellent treatment for testicular cancer and defending the NHS. The doctor stated that his experience of NHS care had the opposite effect on his and convinced him to become a doctor. He was also unimpressed with Farage’s complaints about the NHS, when he personally had treated some of the courageous men and women, who had suffered horrific injuries and mutilation serving in the Middle East. Compared to their lost limbs, Farage’s own lost testicle was much less damaging.

He concluded his letter by stating that the NHS must remain for people, who suffer genuine tragedies. It should thus be well-funded, nationalised and free at the point of use.

Here’s the letter:

Lamport NHS Let

If you can’t read it, the letter says

Sir – When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer, I went from GP to operating theatre in four days. Unlike Nigel Farage, I endured nine months of chemotherapy, and I find it distasteful that his consultant referred to his regular blood tests as ‘more cruel than chemo’. The UK Independence Party leader’s experience shaped his belief that private medicine is best and immigrant doctors incompetent; my experience led me to become a doctor.

Reading Mr Farage’s whinge, I recalled caring for brave lads coming back from Afghanistan. If a 20-year old whose legs have been blown away can sit on my desks for weeks and show nothing but dignity, it puts the loss of a testicle into perspective.

Some people suffer genuine tragedies and it is for these people that the NHS is so crucial. It must remain well-funded, nationalised and free at the point of use.

Dr John Lamport,
National Health Action Party,
Kidderminster, Worcestershire

The National Health Action Party has been campaigning against the privatisation of the NHS since the 1990s. It was formed when Bliar was busy trying privatise the NHS, and wanted to close down one of the local hospitals in Kidderminster, despite massive local opposition.

Ed Miliband, on the other hand, has said that he will reverse Cameron’s privatisation of the NHS.

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