“We will continue to help the NHS on its journey to being the safest healthcare system in the world,” the Conservatives promise.
But voters who will head to the polls on June 8 are anxious to know in more detail what the Conservative policies on the NHS are.
Here is a breakdown of the key Tory NHS manifesto policies.
What are the Conservative’s key NHS policies?
• Increase funding by £8 billion over five years
• Focus on training more staff in Britain and rely less on foreign workers
• Introduce a seven day health care service
• Recruit 10,000 mental health professionals
• Tackle infant mortality rates
• Hold NHS leaders accountable for their work
Conservative Manifesto: These are the key Tory NHS pledges
What are the Conservative’s policies on the NHS?
The Tory manifesto which was boldly unveiled by Theresa May earlier in May, boasts its commitment to the “founding principles of the NHS.”
It pledges more financial support, staff training and encourages GPs to to provide more innovative services for their patients.
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“Theresa May’s Conservatives will deliver: Exceptional healthcare, whenever, wherever, delivered by an NHS with the money, buildings and people it needs,” the manifesto reads.
Firstly the party is pledging to increase health care funding by a minimum of £8 billion in real terms over the next five years.
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This is coupled with plans to train more medical students and staff in Britain, while reducing the service’s dependency on foreign workers.
But the 140,000 NHS staff from the EU will not be abandoned by the Government, and the Tories promise they will continue to make their “vital contribution” to the service.
Theresa May’s Conservatives will deliver: Exceptional healthcare, whenever, wherever
In another hotly debated issue, the manifesto addresses the problem of treating patients from outside of the UK, promising to recover the incurred costs.
The manifesto says: “Whilst the NHS will always treat people in an emergency, no matter where they are from, we will recover the cost of medical treatment from people not resident in the UK.
“We will ensure that new NHS numbers are not issued to patients until their eligibility has been verified.”
Conservative manifesto: Theresa May is pledging £8 billion in funding over five years
The document also vows to cover the NHS costs of foreign citizens by increasing the Immigration Health Surcharge, to £600 for workers and £450 for students.
Underlining all of the election pledges is the promise of “exceptional standards of care, wherever, whenever.”
A seven day health service has been a priority for the Conservatives since 2015, despite opposition from doctors, and has been included in the document.
The Government would also aim to retain the 95 per cent A&E target for people to receive care when they need it.
In 2015 the infant mortality rate was recorded by the ONS at 3.7 deaths per 1,000 healthy births, with 2,578 infant deaths in England and Wales that year.
Conservative Manifesto: The document promises to hire 10,000 mental health professionals
Mrs May wants to tackle this problem by legislating for an independent healthcare safety investigations body and encouraging the NHS to reduce infant deaths.
Mental health has also not been left out of the manifesto, and it promises to “rectify the injustice suffered by those with mental health problems”.
The manifesto says: “We will make sure there is more support in every part of the country by recruiting up to 10,000 more mental health professionals.
“We shall require all our medical staff to have a deeper understanding of mental health and all trainees will get a chance to experience working in mental health disciplines; we shall ensure medical exams better reflect the importance of this area.”