Leading health figures to debate manifesto pledges

Health and care debate: Lamb, Burnham, Hunt and Reid

With general election stalls now fully set out, the health leaders of the main political parties will take part in an unmissable debate on health and care on 21 April.  

Convened by the NHS Confederation and five other leading health organisations, General election 2015: The health and care debate will be the first cross-party discussion on plans and policies for the next Parliament since the launch of election manifestos.

Critical juncture

Taking place at a critical juncture in the election campaign, the debate will feature health leaders from Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and UKIP: 

  • Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health
  • Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
  • Norman Lamb, Minister of State for Care and Support
  • Dr Julia Reid, UKIP MEP 

The event will be chaired by the BBC’s Sarah Montague in London.

NHS Confederation members will form part of the audience of health and care professionals, practitioners, patients and policymakers, who will put their questions to the leaders.

What are the parties saying?

NHS Confederation members can access a comparative analysis of the parties' manifesto plans and pledges.

Watch the debate live

The fully booked event will be streamed live from 11am on Tuesday 21 April. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter #healthdebate

The debate is being hosted by the NHS Confederation, British Medical Association (BMA), Health Foundation, King’s Fund, National Voices and Nuffield Trust.

Find out more

Discover more about the main political parties’ plans for health and care in our at-a-glance guides

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