Health & Social Care

Our health and social care services need more protection than ever before as a result of the pressure from Government cuts. The Liberal Democrats will safeguard these vital services, funding them sustainably, supporting and valuing health and care workers, and joining up health and social care - so people are able to live well at home.

“I know from years of speaking to residents that the future of our NHS and local health services is often at the top of people’s concerns. The NHS was once the envy of the world and these plans are the first step in restoring it to where it should be. While the Conservatives plan further cuts, the Lib Dems will invest in health and care. Tom Brake”




Save the NHS funding crisis by putting a penny in the pound on income tax to give our health services the support they need, raising in the immediate £6 billion in extra funds.

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Make waiting times equal between mental health care and physical health care so more support goes to those patients who need help most.

Decrease waiting times for mental health patients, end out-of-area placements and improve clinical access.

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Introduce a cap on what elderly people pay for social care and work towards better integration between social care and health services.

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