Our health service desperately needs a better plan — one that puts the right values back at its heart: care, compassion and co-operation; not competition, fragmentation and privatisation.
Labour is the only party whose plans are both fully funded and based on the principle that those with the broadest shoulders should bear the greatest burden. If Labour wins this election, we will start getting these extra resources into the NHS immediately:
- We will bring a Mansion Tax and tobacco levy into effect in the very first year — enabling us to train and hire thousands more doctors, nurses, care-workers and midwives;
- We will immediately halt the cos and chaos of privatisation in our National Health Service;
- We will cap the profits private companies can make from care;
- We will repeal the Tories' Health and Social Care Act within the first 100 days of a Labour government.
By saving resources on privatisation and competition, and hiring more nurses, more doctors, and more care workers, we will end the scandal of patients having to wait hours to be seen in A&E, days for a GP appointment and weeks for vital test results.
Labour's commitment to the NHS is part of who we are. Let's save our NHS: let's elect a Labour government.