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Lib Dem’s manifesto promises for the NHS


16 April 2015

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The Liberal Democrats have pledged to repeal parts of the NHS which could lead to privatisation of the NHS in their manifesto.

The Lib Dem’s plan to repeal any parts of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 which make NHS services ‘vulnerable to forced privatisation through international agreements’.

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to repeal parts of the NHS which could lead to privatisation of the NHS in their manifesto.

The Lib Dem’s plan to repeal any parts of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 which make NHS services ‘vulnerable to forced privatisation through international agreements’.

They also plan to end the role of the Competition and Markets Authority in health, making it clear that the needs of patients come before competition, and that local NHS services don’t have to be put out to tender.

Speaking at Tuesday’s manifesto launch in south London, party leader Nick Clegg said one of his top priorities is “quality healthcare for all.”

They will deliver the £8 billion called for by NHS England and plan to increase mental health spending in England’s NHS by £500m a year by 2016/17, providing the cash for similar investments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The party’s focus on mental health also extends to investing £50m into research for mental illness and treatments and ensuring all frontline public health professionals get better mental health training.

They also plan to push the integration agenda by joining up health and care at national level and shifting full responsibility for policy and funding to the Department of Health. Locally they will seek to combine NHS and care service budgets via local agreements by 2018.

The Lib Dems also plan to commission an independent ‘Fundamental Review’ of NHS and social care funding this year.

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