Thérèse Coffey unveils new NHS plan including 7,000 more hospital beds and £500m social care fund

The new Health Secretary unveiled her plan to tackle NHS backlogs on Thursday - including 7,000 more hospital beds available by this winter and a new £500m social care fund.However, Thérèse Coffey’s ‘ABCD’ proposals were criticised by Labour as “Sesame Street”, with Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting saying: “The Conservatives promising to fix the crisis in the NHS is like the arsonist promising to put out the fire they started”.