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Spoof NHS ‘burial’ in Cameron’s backyard by doctors’ political party

Two doctors have performed a spoof funeral ceremony for the NHS - whilst wearing David Cameron masks - in a bid to highlight their concerns over the Government’s health reforms.

Dr Clive Peedell, a BMA council member, and fellow oncologist Dr David Wilson ran through the night from London to Oxford to bury the coffin marked with the NHS logo in the Prime Minister’s constituency of Witney.

Dr Peedell is co-leader of the newly formed National Health Action Party, a political party launched by doctors and health care professionals.

He said: ‘People of Witney, you should not vote that man back into power. If you do there will be no NHS. This Government has abused the democratic process by forcing through a highly unpopular £4 billion top-down reorganisation of the NHS, which they promised they would never do.’