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LABOUR MANIFESTO - NHS - ELDER CARE - CARERS

Chapter 7 – HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

Page 66

 

NHS

 

 

LABOUR BEGAN NHS when UK HAD 200 PER CENT NATIONAL DEBT AFTER 2ND WORLD WAR – Labour’s Attlee paid half that debt off in one parliament

 

In the aftermath of war and national bankruptcy, it was a Labour government that found the resources to create a National Health Service – our proudest achievement, providing universal healthcare for all on the basis of need, free at the point of use.

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NHS

 

18 WEEK ACCESS TO TREATMENT

By guaranteeing access to treatment within 18 weeks, we will take one million people off NHS waiting lists by the end of the next Parliament.

 

4 HOUR TARGET SEEN IN

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

We will guarantee that patients can be seen in A&E within four hours.

 

END MIXED SEX WARDS 

By properly resourcing the NHS, Labour will stop the routine breach of safe levels of bed occupancy, and we will end mixed-sex wards.

 

CANCER STRATEGY 

We will deliver the Cancer Strategy for England in full by 2020, helping 2.5 million people living with cancer.

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NHS

 

ENSURE FUNDING SO AMBULANCE

GETS TO YOU IN GOOD TIME

And, by properly resourcing ambulance services, we will end the scandal of slowing ambulance-response times.

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NHS funding

 

Labour will commit to over £30 billion in extra funding over the next Parliament through increasing income tax for the highest 5 per cent of earners and by increasing tax on private medical insurance, and we will free up resources by halving the fees paid to management consultants.

 

Labour will boost capital funding for the NHS, to ensure that patients are cared for in buildings and using equipment that are fit for the 21st century.

 

NOT SHUT HEALTH SERVICES ACROSS ENGLAND

Labour will halt and review the NHS ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans’, which are looking at closing health services across England, and ask local people to participate in the redrawing of plans with a focus on patient need rather than available finances.

 

NEW NHS REGULATOR

We will create a new quality, safety and excellence regulator – to be called ‘NHS Excellence’.

 

MAKE NHS FULLY PUBLIC AGAIN

The next Labour government will reverse privatisation of our NHS and return our health service into expert public control.

 

Labour will repeal the Health and Social Care Act that puts profits before patients, and make the NHS the preferred provider.

 

We will reinstate the powers of the Secretary of State for Health to have overall responsibility for the NHS.

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NHS AND SOCIAL CARE COMBINED

We will work towards a new model of community care that takes into account not only primary care but also social care and mental health.

 

TOWARDS A NATIONAL

CARE SERVICE

 

TORY CUTS ATTACKED ELDER CARE 

Our social care sector is in crisis, with severe consequences for the quality of care, public finances, personal assets, pressures on unpaid carers of family and friends, and delays to discharging patients from hospitals.

 

Care services have been slowly

but relentlessly privatised.

In recent years, one in ten people reaching the age of 65 have faced lifetime care costs of over £100,000, with some homeowners paying the entire value of their homes.

The Conservatives’ cuts have led to £4.6 billion lost from social care budgets, despite rising demand.

Around 1.2 million older people have care needs that are going unmet.

Care in the community has become a cover for unseen neglect.

 

SOCIAL CARE BECOME PART OF NHS

In our first term, Labour will lay the foundations of a National Care Service for England. In its first years, our service will require an additional £3 billion of public funds every year.

 

The National Care Service will be built alongside the NHS, with a shared requirement for single commissioning, partnership arrangements, pooled budgets and joint working arrangements. We will build capacity to move quickly towards a joined-up service that will signpost users to all the appropriate services at the gateway through which they arrive.

 

INCREASE SOCIAL CARE BUDGET BY £8BN 

Our first urgent task will be to address the immediate funding crisis. We will increase the social care budgets by a further £8 billion over the lifetime of the next Parliament, including an additional £1 billion for

the first year.

 

BETTER PAY FOR PAID CARERS

This will be enough for providers to pay a real living wage without cutting the quality of care they provide.

 

It will allow implementation of the principles of the Ethical Care Charter, already adopted in 28 council areas, ending 15-minute care visits and providing care workers with paid travel time, access to training and an option to choose regular hours.

 

 

 

INCREASE FAMILY CARER’S ALLOWANCE

Labour will also increase the Carer’s Allowance for unpaid full-time carers to align the benefit with rates of the Jobseeker’s Allowance.

 

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MAXIMUM CARE COSTS CONTRIBUTIONS – FREE END OF LIFE CARE

enough to place a maximum limit on lifetime personal contributions to care costs, raise the asset threshold below which people are entitled to state support, and provide free end of life care.

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FUND GPs

We will increase funding to GP services to ensure patients can access the care they need.

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END CLOSURE OF CHEMISTS

And we will halt pharmacy cuts and review provision to ensure all patients have access to pharmacy services, particularly in deprived or remote communities.

 

END RATIONING – POSTCODE LOTTERY OF SERVICES AND MEDICINES – ENGLAND

Labour will tackle the growing problem of rationing of services and medicines across England, taking action to address ‘postcode lotteries’ and making sure that the quality of care you receive does not depend on which part of the country you live in.

 

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GET UP TO DATE MEDICINES –

GET GOOD PRICES FROM

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

We will ensure all NHS patients get fast access to the most effective new drugs and treatments, and insist on value-for-money agreements with pharmaceutical companies.

 

DIABETES

We will ensure that everyone with a long-term condition, such as those with diabetes, will have the right to a specialised care plan, and access to condition-management education.

 

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AT HOME OR IN HOSPITAL OR HOSPICE

END OF LIFE CARE

We will ensure high- quality, personalised care for people approaching the end of their life, wherever and whenever they need it.

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FREE PARKING AT NHS ENGLAND HOSPITALS 

Labour will fund free parking in NHS ngland  for patients, staff and visitors – by increasing the tax on private medical insurance premiums.

tory nhs cuts

MY NOTE FROM GUARDIAN ARTICLE BACK IN 2016

 

TORY CUTS TO CARE HOME FUNDING - COUNCILS

..."The number of care homes overall in England has fallen from 18,068 in September 2010 to 16,614 in July" ... 2016

..."The total number of beds available in care homes also fell between 2010 and 2016 from 255,289 to 235,799 this summer – a fall of 19,490."...

TORY NHS RECORD 

 

8,318 fewer Specialist Nurses

 

8,549 Fewer Hospital Beds

 

72 NHS Walk In Centres Closed / Downgraded

 

61 Ambulance Stations Closed

 

16 per cent of Accident and Emergency Units closed / downgraded

 

9.1 per cent NHS funding cut per patient, 2019-2019

 

Accident and Emergency Unit Waits

over 4 hours at 10 year high

 

3m plus now on Hospital Waiting Lists,

a 6 year high

 

£16bn plus NHS contracts tendered

to Private Health

 

£20m plus Tory donations

linked to Private Health