Labour's Pledges on the NHS

Labour’s pledge to build an NHS with time to care

Ed Miliband has today launched Labour’s third pledge that will appear on our election pledge card:

“Build an NHS with the time to care: 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. Join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments within 48 hours and cancer tests within one week.”

Labour’s pledge to build an NHS with time to care

Ed Miliband has today launched Labour’s third pledge that will appear on our election pledge card: 

“Build an NHS with the time to care: 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. Join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments within 48 hours and cancer tests within one week.”

The next Labour Government will restore the right values to the NHS, make strategic investments in staff, and deliver reforms that will improve services and save billions of pounds. 

Our NHS, one of Britain’s most precious institutions, faces its most perilous moment when voters go to the polls at a General Election now just 100 days away. We just won’t have the NHS as we know it with five more years of the Tories. 

We must rescue the health service from a Tory plan that has already caused crisis over the past five years - and now, if the Conservatives win a second term, threatens to leave it unrecognisable.

Labour’s 10-year plan for the NHS is a blueprint to raise standards of care and ensure the health service is sustainable in the 21st century.  

This includes integrating care, placing a new emphasis on prevention, and ensuring better access to services - so patients do not end up in hospital unless they need it.  

Labour’s 10-Year plan will:

  • Invest in staff so the NHS has time to care
  • Integrate care from home to hospital
  • Give patients new rights to access care
  • End the neglect of mental health
  • Prevent ill-health 
  • Restore  the right values to the NHS

Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, has laid out more details of Labour's plans for the NHS in a speech today to the King's Fund. False economies in social care have increased pressure on NHS funding with the number of avoidable hospital admissions soaring last year to a record high of more than half a million - costing the NHS around £1 billion. So:

  • Labour’s plan to integrate services from home to hospital will help end 15-minutecare slots through new year-of-care budgets, incentivising providers to  improve social care and prevent vulnerable patients falling ill or injuring themselves.
  • The next  Labour Government will create a new arm of the NHS: 5,000 homecare workers within the NHS to help those with the greatest needs, including theterminally ill so they can stay with their family at the end of life, and  those who are leaving hospital who need extra help if they are to move   back into their homes. 
  • All   vulnerable older people will be offered a safety check to identify risks  to their health like cold homes, loneliness and the likelihood of them falling, so that problems can be tackled and they avoid unnecessary  hospital visits.

 

 

Labour has set out a new plan for Britain's future, a plan that works for ordinary families, rewarding the hard work they do and saving the NHS they rely on.

 

The Tories can’t build a better future for working people because they stand up only for a privileged few. With the NHS going backwards and a recovery which works just for a few, working people can’t afford five more years of David Cameron.

 

You can’t trust Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats. They broke their promises and have been too weak to stand up to the Tories.

 

UKIP can't stand for working people: they're more Tory than the Tories, a party made up of Tory people, promoting Tory policies, bankrolled by Tory donors.

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