A reminder that the Conservatives have a positive long term plan for the NHS, one that we've been working on for several years already (and obviously in an organisation of that size this is a long haul, not a quick fix).
We have to deal with ever rising demand stemming from a increasing population that has increasingly complex and expensive health conditions. That's why we're putting in the biggest ever funding boost in NHS history, to back up this plan with the resources that it needs.
We're rolling out a programme that seeks to shift the focus from acute care in our hospitals back towards primary care and community-based services. We want to keep people fit and independent in their own homes for longer, to free up that capacity and reduce the cost of expensive hospital stays. That means building more supported living accommodation, investing in more nurses and health workers, increasing access to GPs and other primary care providers, and doing more to keep people active and healthy.
We'll train more clinicians, return the nursing bursary, clamp down on health tourism and provide the capital investment for new facilities that is needed. It's not simple, quick or cheap, but it's vital. That's why we've prioritised this for a huge cash injection, and why we've developed this 10 year plan.