Save Our NHS

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Four hours spent in the street waiting for an ambulance. 12 hour waits for a bed at the hospital. More than 7 days waiting for a GP appointment. Fewer and fewer staff being asked to look after growing numbers of patients. This is the emerging picture of our National Health Service in 2015.

Under the last Labour Government our NHS had the highest patient satisfaction levels in history and waiting times were at an all-time low. In just a few years the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have wasted billions of pounds on a reorganisation that nobody asked for, left patients suffering and began a huge wave of privatisation.

I want the NHS to survive for future generations and I want patients to get the best care possible as soon as possible.

The next Labour Government won’t sit by and hope that things improve. We will take real action to save our NHS.

-Alongside a levy on tobacco firms, the Mansion Tax on homes worth over £2million will raise £2.5bn a year for our NHS.

-This fund will allow us to hire 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 more care workers and 3,000 more midwives. This will take the pressure off our fantastic NHS staff and give them time to focus on patient care again.

-GP surgeries across the country will be given an extra £100 million a year, enough to pay for 3million more appointments every year.

-We will guarantee that everyone can have a GP appointment within 48 hours, faster if you need it urgently.

-If you need frequent appointments and you arrange them more than 48 hours in advance, we will ensure that you can see the same doctor each time.

-Early diagnosis of cancer means treatment is more likely to be successful, yet more and more people are now being forced to wait longer for essential tests. We will ensure that by 2020, NHS patients in England will wait less than one week for cancer tests and results.

-We will repeal the Health and Social Care Act.
This Act is forcing different parts of the NHS to compete with each other, when the whole system should be working together to provide the very best possible care to everyone. It also opened the door for more privatisation, putting cost ahead of real value. We will put patient care first and bring services back into public ownership as contracts expire by making the NHS the preferred provider.

-We will bring together physical health, mental health and social care into a single service to meet all of a person’s care needs – whole person care, built around patients, not bureaucrats.

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