• 22/05/2017 • John Appleby | Sally Gainsbury
We set out different scenarios about possible future spending on the NHS in England including an analysis and comparison of the latest pledges from the three main parties' manifestos.
The NHS in England cannot close its funding gap, cope with increased demand and sustain high quality care with any of the funding pledges made by the three major political parties.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to raise income tax across the board in order to give the NHS and adult social care ‘an extra £6 billion a year’ above existing spending plans.
Tim Farron promises to increase funding for the NHS and social care and create an independent body to monitor health spending.
The Nuffield Trust respond to the Liberal Democrats' General Election manifesto.
Nuffield Trust Chief Executive responds to Nick Clegg's announcement on mental health waiting targets.