"No one can doubt the Conservative Party's commitment to the NHS. In the toughest financial climate we've faced in years our party was the only party to commit to increasing the NHS budget. More money to the frontline and less spent on management and bureaucracy. A commitment we are delivering in Government, which remains unwavering today.
|We will make sure nurses are hired and promoted for showing|
compassion - not just on their academic qualifications. And we
will encourage a style of leadership from senior nurses which
means poor practice is not tolerated and is driven off the wards.
|We will ensure those values go right to the top of an organisation|
by creating a regime where the suspension of a hospital's board
can be triggered by failures in care, not just by failures in finance.
|We will set up the new post of a Chief Inspector of Hospitals, who |
will make a judgement on care standards in an organisation. And
to help them make that judgement we will give every patient, carer
and staff member the opportunity to feed into that process by saying
whether they'd recommend their hospital to their friends and family.
Secretary of State for Health