Strengthening our NHS
We’re supporting our NHS to give people the care they need now and making sure it’s there for our children and grandchildren.
The Conservatives have been running our NHS for 44 of its 71 years, and fundamentally believe it’s there for everyone in the country to rely on free at the point of use.
By keeping our economy strong, we’ve been able to support our NHS since 2010. But because of the Brexit deadlock it recently hasn’t had the attention it deserves.
That’s why we need to get Brexit done and get on with bringing the change people voted for. Including giving the NHS its biggest cash boost in history, and making sure this funding gets to your local hospital and GPs.
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£33.9 billion more for the NHS
We’re making sure the NHS has the resources it needs so that it can provide everyone with the best possible care.
The NHS budget will go up by £33.9 billion by 2023-24. That’s the biggest cash boost in its history.
And we’re making sure that money is already getting to the frontline with £6.2 billion more this year.
Upgrading 20 hospitals and building 40 new ones
On top of more money for the NHS ever year, we’re investing in hospitals so that our brilliant doctors and nurses have the facilities they need to give patients the best possible care.
We’re providing £850 million for 20 hospital upgrades, £2.7 billion for the first six new hospitals, and seed funding so that work on 34 more can make progress.
And 78 hospital trusts will receive state-of-the-art MRI, CT and mammography screening machines, so cancer can be selected more quickly to boost survival rates.
Making sure the NHS has the staff it needs
Under the Conservatives,there are over 17,000 more doctors and over 16,000 more nurses on our wards.
Over 1 million NHS staff – nurses, midwives and cleaners – are getting a well-deserved pay rise of at least 6.5% per cent and doctors will also see their pay increase.
We’re also opening five new medical schools to make sure we can plan for the future with confidence as we train the next generation of NHS staff here at home.