Lib Dems announce plan to save our NHS

Our health and social health services are at crisis point. It is a credit to our NHS staff that they continue to care for millions of us every year.

Healthcare is getting less reliable. Waiting times have increased, staff feel undervalued, patient care is suffering. Mental health under-funding is failing those who need support.

Many EU doctors and nurses have left Britain because of Brexit. We now have a staff shortage that is affecting patient care. Brexit also threatens medicine shortages and delays to key treatments.

The Lib Dems have a plan for getting the NHS back on its feet. Putting a penny on income tax will help fund social care, reverse cuts to public health, and invest in mental health.

We would welcome back doctors and nurses from EU countries. Then we would set up a cross-party commission to develop a long term plan for integrating a healthcare service fit for the next decade and beyond.

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