The NHS was heralded as the best healthcare system in the world according to experts at the Commonwealth Fund, ahead of France, Germany, the United States and Australia.
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has echoed the Prime Minister in setting out a clear direction for the NHS in this Parliament, to deliver a truly 7-day health service. With complete consultant cover over the weekends, and operations, tests and urgent care all being carried out throughout the week, reducing avoidable harm at weekends.
In addition to the 7-day health service, during this parliament the Government will ensure:
- Better mental health provision
- Investment in the NHS – increasing its budget by £8 billion a year by 2020, through a strong economy
- More proactive care for our elderly population – restoring named GPs personally responsible for their patients, reversing that element of Labour’s damaging 2004 contract that broke the link between doctors and their patients.
On re-election I made five deliverable commitments on health. These include a commitment to demanding a new generation Urgent Care Centre to provide consistently high quality and safe urgent care to Wycombe.