20 / 03 / 2015
The 2015 general election comes at a critical time for health and care services. The pressures on the system have never been greater, demand for care is rising, and the needs of people are very different now from patients in 1948.
This guide sets out for prospective parliamentary candidates the challenges facing health and care services in England, the progress already made in confronting these issues and the future direction of travel.
It outlines the actions which need to be taken by national and local politicians in England, as well as health and care leaders, to tackle these challenges.