Celebrating 75 years of the NHS
Today is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. In that time millions of people have worked for the service and we must celebrate all they achieved to help scores of millions of patients.
- We know there are pressures on services, particularly following the pandemic, and it is important the NHS changes and adapts in response to this, including with technological and medical advancements.
- That is why we are supporting our NHS with record levels of investment, record numbers of doctors and nurses, and wide-ranging reform, including our 15-year NHS workforce plan, backed by £2.4 billion, modernising the workforce, and setting out the largest expansion in training and recruitment in the NHS’ history.
- We are confident that with our plans for recovery and reform and an embrace of technology and innovation, our NHS will be fit to deliver the best care to patients for another 75 years, as we deliver on the Prime Minister’s pledge to cut waiting lists.
A Conservative government will protect the future of the NHS by:
- Ensuring our NHS remains free at the point of use, remaining fully committed to one of the founding principles of our health service. Our NHS, free at the point of use, is a source of national pride, and we will continue to uphold and support this founding principle.
- ur Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery plan commits to keeping average category two times to 30 minutes on average over 2023/24 and to make further improvement in 2024/25 towards pre-pandemic levels.
We will ensure the NHS has the resource it needs by: