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Kier Starmer as well. Join me now on BBC Two. That's Newsnight with Evan.
The headlines tonight: A funding crisis in the health service.
Now a Lincolnshire MP says patients should be charged
We could look at paying to see your GP. We could look at paying for your
accommodation in hospitals. Fears people could be forced
to leave their homes because of damage caused
by Friday's tidal surge. I don't think we've
got long at all now. If we have another bad day,
we will have to go. A very quiet week
to come weather-wise. Join me for that updated
week-ahead forecast. The MP for Gainsborough,
Sir Edward Leigh, says some patients in our area are falling victim
to an NHS postcode lottery. He says the government should
consider charging patients His comments come as some health
managers across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire admit they're
having to restrict access to some procedures to ensure the NHS gets
good value for money. Our health correspondent,
Vicky Johnson, has the story. It's called the National Health
Service but there are growing concerns that access can depend
on where you live. We do have a postcode lottery
and we should fight our corner in places like Hull and Lincolnshire
and say we deserve just as good Bradley Marshall, from Bridlington,
has benefited from this He's one of less than 1,000 patients
who've had their proton therapy treatment in the US funded
by the NHS. The funding is vital
for children everywhere. Without it, they are
left with nothing. Bradley's treatment for a spinal
tumour cost more than ?100,000. But now even run-of-the-mill
procedures have to be agreed Clinical Commissioning Groups,
or CCGs, control health budgets. In the East Riding some procedures
are already restricted, Patients are required to lose weight
and give up smoking before getting operations like hip
and knee replacements. Cosmetic surgery and sterilisation
reversal operations are not now routinely commissioned
and are instead considered It is a National Service
with local variation based Demographically populations
vary significantly. It is important we commission
and respond to the needs of that Ten thousand more patients
are admitted to hospital every day, compared to ten years ago,
and this is coming at Some believe it's time to talk again
about how we fund this. We could look at paying to go
and see your GP and then it We could look at paying
for your accommodation in hospitals and a suggestion we should talk
about how we are getting more There's little doubt that the NHS
is straining under the weight of our growing demands,
but the debate of how best to support this much cherished
institution goes on. Earlier, I spoke to the Hull
East MP, Karl Turner, and asked him if he agreed
with Sir Edward Leigh on charging. This is the same old Tory story -
the private good and public bad. They always undermine our NHS
and underfund it in order to justify its eventual
privatisation, which is what But this government put more money
into the NHS than Labour were planning to do,
had you won the election. The NHS would be harder
up than it is now. Simon Stevens disagrees with that,
the guy in charge of the NHS. I think this is probably
a deflection from the Tories because they don't want to talk
about what's really happening in the NHS, they don't
want to talk about the fact that British Red Cross are describing it
as a humanitarian crisis. A two-year-old child is suspended
between two plastic chairs for four hours because there is no bed
for that little boy. I just want to keep
on the point of charging. Do you agree with charging people
if they don't turn up for a GP I don't agree with charging
in the NHS for any reason, So I can make an appointment,
not turn up at my doctor Sir Edward Leigh might be able
to afford to pay for a GP appointment and the Secretary
of State for Health can I think he's flogged
a business in the last couple of days for ?15 million,
so billionaires can afford it, but people in my constituency
probably very often can't afford to pay for GP appointments on top
of what they've already paid in tax. "I would rather pay an extra
penny or two on my income But the reality is this -
people already pay for the NHS in their National Insurance
and taxes. What the government haven't done
is funded it quite enough. They are desperate to undermine
the NHS in order to eventually They will not get away
with it because the public won't allow them to do that,
but they'd love to do that. What about someone who's
having bariatric surgery or a hip replacement -
should they lose some weight first to help the NHS and help themselves
and help the after-care? The clinicians are the ones who have
to decide whether it's safe to operate on somebody who is obese
and whether it's safe to do so. Final question - your
message to Edward Leigh I think he can afford to pay
for private treatment in the NHS but people in my constituency can't
and they shouldn't have to anyway because they've already paid
for it in their taxes. Mr Turner, thank
you very much indeed. People living in a village
on the East Yorkshire coast say Bird flu has been concerned in
Lincolnshire. A protection zone has been put in around Farmborough.
Officials say there is a very low risk to humans.
People living in a village on the East Yorkshire coast say
they may have to leave their homes because last week's tidal surge has
Some residents in Skipsea say the storm's taken up to four feet
East Riding of Yorkshire Council say it has engineers
Our environment correspondent, Paul Murphy, reports.
Residents have spent this morning fixing fences and clearing debris.
Friday's tidal surge saw waves breaking over
the end of their gardens and showering their homes with rocks
I was stood at the window watching it and it came right up, right over,
broke that man's fence next door and a few more further on.
And you've told me that stones from the waves
There was little stones, they were hitting my window.
I thought my window was going to come through.
This was the scene on Friday as huge waves carved big chunks out
This is already the fastest eroding coastline in Europe.
Residents here talk about the nine-metre rule -
the distance between their homes and the cliff edge.
Once it is breached, it's their understanding
that the local authority will ask them to leave their homes.
It's pretty clear that Friday night's tidal surge has brought
Mandy believes this is probably her last winter living
She lost more than a metre of her garden in just two
If we have another bad day, we'll have to go.
Because we haven't even got nine metres at the moment now.
We're having to take the conservatory down so that we've
A resident here for 25 years, she says no one appears to be
concerned about defending this coast from the sea.
There is money available and I know there is,
I mean, if they can spend 400 million on the palace,
if she's going to let her land go, she's going to have no land to rule.
But we want our house protected with a sea defence.
Surveyors have spent the day assessing precisely how
But it's clear that some of those living here may need to think
carefully about whether it is safe to continue living life
Paul Murphy, BBC Look North, Skipsea.
Northern Gas networks says it's still looking into why thousands
of people were left without gas in Withernsea over the weekend.
The gas went off at around 6pm on Saturday and stayed off
A ?2 million entertainment venue in Skegness is being demolished just
Grand Central, which included a nightclub, bar and office space,
was built in 2011 but shut its doors last year.
It'll be replaced by a new complex which will include a tenpin bowling
A quiet week to come across all parts of East
Mostly dry, cloudy, very light winds.
This is the chart for Thursday but higher pressure will dominate
throughout the week and into next weekend.
Bit of drizzle in places at the moment with the exception
Clearer skies may well lead to a touch of ground frost elsewhere.
No problems with temperatures coming in at 3 or 4 Celsius.
For tomorrow, then, the best chance of any brightness again
It should stay largely dry, just a small chance of catching
We will see top temperatures around 6 Celsius.
Wednesday through to Friday, dry, quite cloudy, bit
perhaps a little milder. If you like the mild weather,