Only the Liberal Democrats will give the NHS the funds that doctors have asked for. Our manifesto plans include £8bn a year by 2020 for the NHS, with £3.5bn dedicated to improving mental health services.
So far, only the Liberal Democrats have pledged to meet the financial needs of the NHS as set out by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his Five Year Forward View.
It’s time the Tories and Labour put their money where their mouths are and give the NHS the 8bn a year by 2020 it urgently needs.
Investing £8bn in the NHS would provide an additional 64,000 nurses and 25,000 doctors.
As it stands, there are now 9,500 more doctors and 7,500 more nurses now working in the NHS compared to when Labour were in power. Patient satisfaction is also at its highest rate for years.