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Liz launches health and care manifesto

image2On Saturday 11 April I launched Labour’s health and care manifesto alongside Ed Miliband and Andy Burnham in Pudsey.


Labour’s plan will promote good health and help to prevent ill health. We will join up health and care services to help people to stay living independently in their own homes, which is better for families and better value for taxpayers’ money. We will give people more control over the services they use and new rights, such as the right to see a GP within 48 hours, the guarantee of a maximum one week wait for cancer tests, one-to-one care from a midwife for every woman during labour and childbirth and a new right to talking therapies. We will truly put mental health on a par with physical health, and we will help people to help themselves through bold action on public health. These changes will be underpinned the investment of an additional £2.5 billion in the NHS each year to pay for 20,000 more nurses, 8,000 more GPs, 5,000 more homecare workers and 3,000 more midwives.


You can read the manifesto here and you can read what I said at the event here.image3