PM Cameron reaffirms NHS funding – but can he be trusted?

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to honour his pledge of an extra £8 billion per year to the National Health Service (NHS) by 2020, whilst creating a “seven-day” health service.

The British prime minister and former Labour leader Ed Miliband had clashed over the NHS throughout the election campaign, with Miliband consistently claiming that the NHS was under threat if the Tories were elected to power.

Cameron knows that he has to make good with his pre-election promises on the NHS, as many people throughout Britain do not trust his party with the NHS.

The Labour party has warned that the “extreme” cuts the Tories have planned will severely harm the NHS and threaten its very existence.

Cameron has also made clear his vision for a “seven-day” health service while promising extra 5,000 new general practitioners (GPs). He is keen to outline his commitment to a “healthcare for everyone – wherever you are and whenever you need it…so I believe that together – by sticking to the plan – we can become the first country in the world to deliver a truly seven-day NHS.”

 

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