Monday, November 02 2009
David Cameron has launched a petition on NHS spending and announced the five Conservative priorities for a Department of Public Health.
The petition urges the Government to increase spending on the NHS every year, and to stop precious NHS money being wasted on targets and bureaucracy.
The five priorities are as follows:
David Cameron launched the petition and priorities in a keynote speech at the Royal College of Pathologists. In his speech he set out his vision for the NHS and tackled some misunderstandings of Conservative policy.
"Labour wasted their first term in power by failing to reform. And now, after they had finally assumed the mantle of change in the NHS, they have lost their nerve and failed to go far and fast enough. With the publication of our priorities for the Department of Health today, we are ensuring we do not make the same mistakes", he said.
Read the full speech here, and see the right-hand sidebar to download the petition.
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