The NHS is a key issue in this election and we will be making sure that all parties are well aware of what the health and care sector is keen to see from the next Government. We have surveyed our members – the organisations who plan, commission and provide NHS services - on what they see as the key issues and have been raising them which each party.
As each of the main parties publish their manifestos, we have been analysing them to see what they mean for health and care. Throughout the campaign to date, we have produced a flagship report, briefings, media statements and other content such as videos. You can find out more in this section.
How should the incoming Government help the NHS?
Prior to the main parties launching their manifestos, we surveyed our members – the organisations that plan, commission and provide NHS services – for their views on how the incoming Government should help the NHS.
This report summarises their most pressing issues: workforce, social care and capital investment. We have written to each of the main political parties to make sure our members’ priorities are known.
97% of health leaders we surveyed were of the view that the social care crisis is having a damaging effect on the NHS and on patient care. The Health for Care coalition, which we lead, is calling on prospective MPs to take the pledge to help #FixSocialCare. Find out how you can get involved here.
As the General Election approaches, we will be measuring each of the main parties’ manifestos against the three critical areas identified by NHS leaders: workforce, social care, and capital investment.
The role of the independent sector in the NHS: Busting the myths
Throughout its history, the health service has relied on independent and voluntary organisations to provide care and support the NHS in a host of different ways. This publication
takes a look at the independent sector and dispels five myths on its role in the NHS. It has been produced to enrich debate on topical, sometimes controversial, issues regarding health and care.