Labour’s 2019 General Election manifesto: Health and social care analysis

21 / 11 / 2019

The Labour Party has published its full manifesto, following on from the health commitments announced last week.

The manifesto includes a series of commitments on the future of the NHS and social care system. 

This briefing assesses the key commitments against the issues that NHS Confederation members are most concerned about: workforce, social care and capital investment.

Key points 

  • A commitment to a real-terms increase of £26 billion from 2018/19 to 2023/24 to “healthcare funding”. 
  • Investment of £15 billion extra in capital. 
  • An increase to the budget of the Department of Health and Social Care, bringing it to £178 billion by 2023/24 (equivalent to an average annual increase of 4.3 per cent).

In the run up to the 2019 General Election, we are analysing each of the main parties' manifestos against what NHS leaders told us were their key priorities for the next Government.


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