The Conservative party believes the NHS should be valued, protected – and improved. We know that you can only have a strong NHS if you have a strong economy.
Darren said ‘Since 2010, there are nearly 9,500 more doctors in the NHS, over 6,900 more nurses and more than 2,100 more midwives in the NHS. Also the Conservative government is aiming to improve GP access so everyone will be able to see a GP seven days a week by 2020. We are already helping more than 1,000 GP practices see patients at a time convenient to them.’
We have been able to fund an extra £2 billion for frontline NHS services in 2015/16. As our economy continues to grow we will be able to put at least an extra £8 billion in real terms into the NHS to fully fund the Five Year Forward View. This has only been possible because Labour won’t commit to this plan showing that they have no real plan to build an NHS of the future.
Nationally satisfaction with the NHS has reached an all-time high according to the British Social Attitudes Survey. At New Cross Hospital out of 736 responses 92% of patients would recommend this hospital to their friends and family.
Darren Henry, Prospective Member of Parliament for the Wolverhampton North East constituency said ‘these results are a tribute to the hardworking NHS staff who work unstintingly to ensure patients always receive world-class care. Thanks to the Conservatives long-term economic plan we have been able to increase spending on the NHS, putting a further £12.7 billion into the service during this Parliament. This has meant we now have 9,000 more doctors and 6,000 more nurses working in our NHS and we have committed to continue to increase spending on the NHS in the next Parliament so that every patient can always get the care and support they need.’
Only a Conservative Government can deliver the NHS’s vision of a better health service for you and your family. We will have increased spending on the NHS by over £7 billion over five years. This has helped deliver thousands more doctors, nurses, GPs and midwives, who are treating patients in cleaner, safer hospitals.