Greens pledge to “nurse the NHS back to health” with £30billion package

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The Green Party is today setting out a package worth £30bn per year for the English National Health Service by 2030 – more than any other major political party.

The result will see NHS frontline workers’ salaries increased, a guarantee of rapid access to a GP and same day access in case of urgent need, and everyone getting access to an NHS dentist. A combined package that Greens say will restore the dignity of both staff and patients.

The package also includes an additional £20 billion a year commitment to social care to ensure dignity for those in need and to end the pressure on the NHS from a broken care system.  

This £50 billion health and social care offer will sit alongside al £20bn capital investment to bring crumbling hospitals and outdated equipment up to modern standards[1].

Taken together they are part of a cast-iron Green guarantee to a fully funded fully public National Health Service. Green MPs will continue to fight the privatisation of the NHS at every stage – a commitment no other party is making.

Green Party York Central candidate Lars Kramm says:

“In York, we are facing a healthcare crisis of unprecedented proportions. Tens of thousands languish on hospital waiting lists, and hundreds more await vital mental health support. People can’t see their GP or NHS dentist when they need to and staff are severely overstretched. Two years ago, the Care Quality Commission raised significant safety concerns at York Hospital due to a dire shortage of skilled nursing staff.

The Green Party’s commitment to our NHS is unwavering. We will invest £30 billion annually by 2030 to ensure rapid access to GPs and NHS dentists, increase frontline workers’ salaries, and provide the modern facilities our city desperately needs. This is not just about numbers; it’s about restoring the dignity and safety of our patients and healthcare professionals.

Our plan is a cast-iron guarantee to York – a fully funded, fully public NHS, free from the threat of privatisation. With the political will and a fairer, greener tax system, we can turn this vision into reality.

York deserves better, and with your support, the Greens will deliver the healthcare our community needs and deserves.”

Commenting, Green Party Co-Leader Adrian Ramsay has said,

 “Greens believe passionately in the NHS and we are the only party to be honest with the public that it’s going to cost money to nurse the NHS back to health after 14 years of Conservative damage. 

“Not just by shifting a small pot around, but by asking the very richest in our society to pay a modest amount more in tax to fund the investment we need to nurse the NHS back to health. 

“Our plans are credible, deliverable and fully funded.  

“With the political will and a fairer, greener tax system we can offer real hope and real change for the NHS we all treasure. With more Greens in the next Parliament we will press the new government to take the action needed to restore our NHS.” 

The Green Party Co-Leader Carla Denyer added, 

“We all know the importance of the NHS. 

“But it is only the Greens who are offering a cast-iron guarantee to push back against the creeping privatisation of the NHS.  

“In contrast, Wes Streeting, the Shadow Health Secretary, said he would “hold the door wide open” to an increased role for the private sector in our precious NHS.[2] 

“Our Green guarantee to protect the NHS from privatisation, combined with today’s announcement, represents a game-changing offer for our National Health Service that will restore the dignity of staff and patients alike.  

“It offers real change from the managed decline of recent years and offers real hope to all of us who rely on the NHS.” 

York Green Party chair Denise Craghill added

“With the political will we can have an NHS that puts the patient first and ensures world beating quality of care.  

“But for this to happen we need the investment and that’s why I am so proud of The Green Party for being honest and brave enough to say not just what needs to happen, but how we can afford to make it happen.  

If you want real change and real hope in the NHS there is one party that is offering to make that a reality” 

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