Conservative Party pledges

Jeremy Hunt

"A strong NHS needs a strong economy"

An at-a-glance guide

The Conservative Party's manifesto pledges to:

Funding

  • Commit to a minimum real-terms increase in NHS funding of £8 billion in the next five years, in line with the Five Year Forward View.
  • Ring-fence the NHS budget during the next Parliament and increase spending in real terms every year over that period.

Workforce

  • Train and retain an extra 5,000 GPs.

Access to GPs and medical records

  • Ensure seven-day access to GPs by 2020.
  • Provide a named GP for every NHS patient.
  • Extend GP opening times.
  • Guarantee same-day GP appointments for all over 75s who need them.
  • Promise that by April 2016, every patient in England will be able to access their own medical record online.
  • Oversee a transition to a paperless NHS by 2016.

Mental health

  • Increase funding for mental health care.
  • Enforce the new access and waiting time standards for people experiencing mental ill health, including children and young people.

Prevention 

  • Implement a national, evidence-based diabetes prevention programme.

Access to medicines

  • Implement the findings of the Innovative Medicines and Medical Technology Review.

Political parties' plans

Find out about LabourLiberal Democrat, Green Party, UKIPPlaid Cymru and SNP plans for health and social care.

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