Securing a sustainable health and care system: Priorities for the next government


02 / 05 / 2017

The 2017 general election will be dominated by the implications of the UK’s historic decision to leave the EU. 

The nation also faces a once-in-a generation decision that will shape the fate of millions of UK citizens: how will it fund a health and care system under unprecedented demand? And what support is needed to transform services which, on current trends, will fail to care for an increasingly elderly population?

This election is an opportunity to trigger a frank public debate on the future of our health and care system, which includes addressing the pressing issue of funding services adequately over the next few years.

This document outlines ten asks of political parties, and those who form a government after the election, to secure a sustainable health and social care system for generations to come.

Election 2017 asks

A credible and clear approach to NHS funding considers the first two asks in detail and puts forward the case for a better way to agree and deliver NHS funding.

Further detail on the remaining asks will be published over the coming weeks to inform the election debate.

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