Good afternoon everyone, I, the leader of the Beneficial National Community, ‘Genuine Molecule’ will set out our party healthcare manifesto which will be focused on the NHS. As you know, the NHS is facing several issues especially now that we are facing a pandemic. The amount of beds in the NHS has halved from 300,000 to 150,000 since 2010. Beds are important because without enough beds there will be very long waiting times to get a bed at hospital and many people might not be able gain access to healthcare immediately. Many NHS staff must log into 15 different systems to do their job, this reduces productivity, even now many NHS patient records and data are still just on paper. What has caused all these problems? Underinvestment. Currently, approximately 30% percent of government spending goes to the NHS, this is not enough, a pandemic is on the loose, we need to scale up the funding the NHS gets, ideally, more than double what the NHS is getting now. How would we achieve this? We know that we need to invest in social care and global infrastructure and so much more and we still will because we are taking the correct approach. We are going to increase the taxes of people who earn above 100,000 pounds per year by 25 pounds, this money would go to the NHS. We would also increase the amounts of beds in the NHS with this tax rise to 400,000 beds. In addition to this, if our party were in government, we would organise fundraisers for the NHS, such as marathons and charity contests, this would also promote a healthy lifestyle, something we will detail on in the next point.
More than 20% of the population is obese or overweight, as a party we will spend up to 5 million pounds per year on promoting healthy choices around the UK through advertising and as I said earlier fundraising through sport and visiting places of education. This will lower the amount of overweight and obese people around the UK. This would help the NHS because if lots more people are aware about healthy choices then less people will be obese and get health complications and because of that, there would be less people in hospitals. Every little makes a difference.
Now detailing what I said about getting more beds, we can’t just cram beds into hospitals, we need to build more. Our goal is that by 2038 we will have increased the amount of hospitals we currently have by 50 to 60 percent; we will achieve this by setting up many charities and raising the taxes of the very rich. However, before we set out to complete this ambitious goal, we first need to modernise the current hospitals that people will continue to use for years. We will spend 10 billion on this, we will make hospitals space efficient and we will update the severely outdated electronic systems of the NHS.
We also will fight to raise the salary of NHS workers by 7% to make working at the NHS more attractive and fairer to the employees. This will hopefully then make the point people make about why they don’t want to be a front-line NHS worker because of the low pay will no longer be relevant. As a party we deeply care about the mental wellbeing of the citizens of the UK, so we will spend huge amounts on the social care system and fund it 20% more than now.
We understand that borrowing rates of governments have gone up. As a government we want to be careful about the amount of borrowing that we do to ensure that our economy remains stable. So, we would set limits on spending for different areas and will not go over these limits where possible, this makes for a more manageable budget. This would make sure we cannot overspend and fall into huge amounts debt too hard to pay off.
You should vote for us because we put your health first. If you put your trust in me, I will not fail, the NHS is what makes many Britons proud to be Britons, if you lay your trust in us, we can assure you that you will become prouder.
The health of our people matters, by 2021 we will make NHS treatment more accessible by making video calling doctors more widespread and take the next leap in technology to allow to do do-it-yourself check-ups and get a doctor to your house for a appointment with all the right equipment.
Thank you for listening, enjoy the rest of your afternoon.
VOTE BNC FOR A BRIGHT, HEALTHY FUTURE.