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Lib Dems and the NHS

November 19, 2019 9:40 PM

I am very passionate about the NHS and I am proud to see the Liberal Democrat policy on Health be announced. Extra funding with a penny in the pound and ring fencing it for Mental Health Equality.

Brexit would have a long term negative impact on our Health System and i dont wish to see that happen.

I have a unique view as i have used the Mental Health Services in Norfolk as well as the physical services (in the same year) and the gulf in services is difficult to accept.

Below are our plans.

Lib Dems will invest £35 billion and stop Brexit to protect NHS

  • The Liberal Democrats have set out plans to protect the NHS, by stopping Brexit and investing an extra £35 billion in the health service and social care over the next five years.
  • The Liberal Democrats would raise £7 billion a year in additional revenue, ring-fenced for the NHS and social care services, by adding a penny on income tax.
  • The party has also announced a £10 billion capital fund to upgrade equipment, ambulances, hospitals and other NHS buildings to bring them into the 21st Century.
  • The NHS is struggling to cope with severe staff shortages, chronic underfunding and crumbling hospital buildings. All of these problems would be made much worse by a Tory or Labour Brexit that would end free movement and make it harder to attract nurses and doctors from the EU.
  • The Liberal Democrats set out plans to tackle the severe staffing shortages across the NHS and end the current shortfall of GPs within five years (by 2024/25), by retaining free movement including for the 65,000 EU citizens working in the NHS, reinstating nursing bursaries and establishing a national workforce strategy to match training places to future needs.
  • We are the only party with a credible plan to protect the NHS, by tackling the staffing crisis, investing in mental health services, social care, public health and and making our NHS buildings fit for the 21st century.