On Monday 23rd April I took part in an online debate about funding for the NHS and social care hosted by the Royal College of Physicians.
It’s clear the Government is not spending enough on physical health, mental health or social care. Waiting times have soared, hospitals are in financial crisis and our health outcomes are falling behind the standards of other nations. In the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, I want to see a long-term, 10-year funding settlement to invest in and reform the NHS and healthcare. We need a progressive system to fund healthcare that is fair across the generations, as well as measures to make sure there are more services provided outside of hospitals and closer to home to shift the focus towards prevention.
You can watch the whole webinar here.