by Tom Morton Mar 1st, 2017
The man holding our country’s purse strings is insisting there’s no more money for the NHS. Chancellor Philip Hammond is ignoring the people queuing in A&E corridors and waiting for cancelled operations. We’ve got to prove he’s wrong before it’s too late.
Thousands of us chipped in for research to find practical solutions to get the NHS more cash. There are 28 different ideas on the table, but politicians will want to know which ones are most popular with the public. Today, if thousands of us vote to pick the best ones, the results will be added to a report packed with evidence and delivered to MPs later this week.
This is a bold move to save the NHS. It won’t be easy. But if we get it right, the money raised from just a few of these plans could transform lives. It could slash waiting times for MRI scans or put thousands more nurses on hospital wards.
The expert research has discovered dozens of ways to raise money for the NHS. Some of the ideas are simple, but others are more controversial. That’s why each of us needs to take a few minutes to vote on what we prefer!
Philip Hammond and the government would prefer us to think budgets and policies are too complicated for us to understand. Together we can show him he’s wrong: that it’s possible to find solutions to the NHS crisis with common sense and determination. That’s something 38 Degrees members – you and millions of others – have in bucketloads.
You can read about all 28 policies, including how much money each would raise for the NHS here: