This briefing provides analysis of and commentary on the manifesto pledges of the parties that have made up the opposition or government in the most recent parliament – the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties. We have not been able to include other parties for reasons of brevity.
The briefing focuses specifically on the parties' pledges regarding the NHS in England, which is why we have not included parties from the devolved countries. However, we have previously analysed the performance of the NHS across the four countries of the UK.
Our analysis covers the areas below