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General election 2024: the health and care manifesto pledges

19 June 2024

With a UK general election looming on Thursday, July 4, and the party campaigns now in full swing to win your vote, it might be helpful to take a look at what resources there are out there to compare and contrast where the manifestos stand on this key issue.

Independent think tank The King’s Fund has produced a non-fact-checked, non-comprehensive summary (link below) which is nonetheless very helpful when it comes to reviewing the policy and the spending commitments which have been made.

The review covers areas including:

• Social care reform
• Access to hospital care
• Access to primary and community health care
• Access to dentistry
• Additional NHS funding commitments
• Proposed capital investment in NHS buildings and equipment
• Social care funding
• Workforce recruitment and training
• International recruitment and training

Click below to see more.

Candesic has also been doing some research of its own ahead of the election. Taking Labour’s recent pledge to tackle waiting lists as a starting point, we have done a detailed analysis of how much it will actually cost to implement, assessed how viable its proposals are, and how they might be achieved with and without assistance from independent providers.

You will be able to see this in the forthcoming edition of LaingBuisson’s HealthcareMarkets.