Our NHS is one of Britain’s most precious institutions but it faces its most perilous moment in a generation at the General Election - which is now just 100 days away.
The next government must rescue the health service from a Tory plan that has already caused crisis after crisis over the past five years.
We will restore the right values to the NHS, making investments in more doctors, more nurses, more careworkers, and delivering reforms that will improve services and save billions of pounds.
Our plan includes integrating care, placing a new emphasis on prevention, and ensuring better access to services - so that 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
We will achieve this by:
- Integrating services from home to hospital, helping end 15-minute care slots through new year-of-care budgets, incentivising providers to improve social care and prevent vulnerable patients falling ill or injuring themselves.
- Creating a new arm of the NHS: 5,000 homecare workers within the NHS to help those with the greatest needs, including the terminally 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.
- Ensuring all vulnerable older people would 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.
Right now, there are 100 days to the election. That means we only have 100 days to save the NHS as we know it. If we campaign together, we can do it - and build an NHS that is strong for 21st century.