NHS funding announcement 13th November 

The Labour party is today pledging to end the Tory NHS crisis with a £26bn real terms healthcare funding boost to provide safe quality care, recruit the thousands of staff needed, rebuild crumbling facilities and provide modern state of the art equipment. 

Jonathan Ashworth and John McDonnell will announce an annual average 4.3 per cent funding increase for health spending over the next four years, funded from Labour’s proposals to reverse corporation tax cuts and taxing the richest in society

The rescue plan includes NHS capital expenditure rising to the international average, £1 billion a year training and education budgets and £1 billion more to fund a major expansion of public health services, with a focused drive on prevention measures to stop people getting sick as part of Labour’s mission to tackle health inequalities snd prioritise children’s health and wellbeing. 

The funding plan comes as experts warn the NHS is heading into one of the worst winters ever with hospitals already reporting ‘black alerts’ with heart-breaking scenes of patients, often elderly, languishing on trolleys. 

Prioritise training and support for the NHS workforce

Invest £1 billion in restoring a training bursary for nurses and Continuing Professional Development;

Help recruit 24,000 extra nurses as well as extra midwives and allied health professionals; 

Expand GP training places to 5000 to create 27 million more appointments with family doctors.

Invest in mental health support for NHS staff. 

Eastbourne Labour Party 

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