A National Health Action party spokesman told The Independent:
The announcement of planned cuts 'is not a sudden crisis today. This has been written and talked about in government and NHS England planning since before 2012. Patients will suffer.
The NHS will no longer offer its key elements, comprehensive, universal and accessible care. Private health care will reap the rewards.
NHA has warned that this is where we are heading, but the speed and the scale is horrifying. If Jeremy Hunt ever again says he puts patient care first, then the evidence of what is happening now will prove him to be a liar.'