Political Election 2015-Health and care main pledges

6 May 2015

Following months of campaigning, party leaders and candidates have today been making final pleas for votes before the general election polls open tomorrow.

Here are some of the main parties pledges on Healthcare:

  • Increase NHS spending in England by at least £8bn above inflation over the next five years
  • Seven-day access to GPs by 2020 and same day appointments for over-75s when needed
  • Improve access to mental health treatments

Labor

  • Extra £2.5bn funding for the NHS to pay for 20,000 more nurses, 3,000 midwives and 8,000 GPs
  • Abolish the Health and Social Care Act and cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS at 5%
  • Integrate NHS health care and social care

Lib Dems

  • Increase real terms NHS funding at least £8bn a year by 2020
  • £3.5bn extra for mental health including £1.25bn for children and teenagers
  • Integrate health and social care budgets

UKIP

  • Extra £3bn a year for the NHS by 2020
  • Spend £200m on scrapping hospital car parking charges
  • Insist migrants and visitors to UK have private health insurance

Green

  • Increase NHS budget by £12bn a year
  • Make mental health a greater priority
  • Social care provided free if needed

For more information visit the BBC 2015 Election website.


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