Updated: Dec 3, 2019
To people who contacted me about NHS, GPs, Nurses and the frontline investment
Thank you for contacting me about the NHS.
We agree that increasing the numbers of doctors and nurses is vitally important. That’s why we will deliver 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more GPs over the next five years.
The latest waiting time figures show just how important it is that we stop Jeremy Corbyn. We are giving the biggest cash boost ever to our NHS, but Corbyn’s chaotic policies will put that at risk.
With rising demand, and with dedicated staff already working exceptionally hard, the last thing our NHS can afford is Labour’s plans for a four-day week and uncontrolled and unlimited immigration, which would cripple our health service – leaving it understaffed and underfunded.
To relieve pressure on our health system, we will deliver 50,000 more nurses over the next five years, create 50 million more appointments in GP surgeries and recruit 6,000 more GPs and 6,000 more primary care professionals by 2024-25. We are also supporting the NHS workforce to continue delivering world class care.
We are boosting funding for frontline NHS staff by £210 million, including a £1,000 personal development budget for every nurse, midwife and allied health professional to support delivery of our NHS Long Term Plan. There are already over 21,000 more doctors than in May 2010, and almost 17,000 more nurses on our wards.
We are also investing £240 million in social care to ease winter pressures on the NHS. The investment in adult social care helps local authorities reduce pressures on our NHS by getting patients home quicker and freeing up hospital beds across England.
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives have given the NHS the biggest funding boost in its history, putting £33.9 billion more into frontline NHS services by 2023-24. Labour’s four day week plan means that, in comparison to the Conservatives, they will actually be cutting the NHS budget.
Under the Conservatives, the NHS will always be there for the people of this country when they need it, free at the point of use.
PPC for Manchester Withington