What do the main party manifestos say about the NHS?

CHPI Research Team | June 2, 2017 | Briefings


This note compares the main health policies in the 2017 election manifestos of the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democratic Party, on the following issues:

  1. Competition and the Health and Social Care Act
  2. Bed numbers
  3. Staffing
  4. Community-based care
  5. Mental health
  6. Public health, social determinants of health
  7. What are the key promises?

Not included here is the issue of funding for the NHS. Experts have examined the parties’ proposals for NHS funding and found them all to different degrees insufficient. See Denis Campbell, “NHS funding pledges by major parties would still fall short, experts say”, The Guardian 22 May 2017

A separate CHPI briefing note on the parties’ proposals on the funding of social care is available: Social Care Funding: Understanding the reality behind the manifesto commitments

CHPI Election Briefing: What do the main party manifestos say about the NHS?

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