This CLP notes:
11 years of Conservative Government have left NHS waiting lists at the highest on record. Those needing mental health support have been particularly let down, as waiting lists have soared. NHS staff have gone above and beyond and the Conservatives have broken their promise to the NHS and are cutting nurses’ pay. Under the Government’s current pay proposals, nurses and other NHS staff who were promised at least a 2.1% pay rise will instead see a real term pay cut of hundreds of pounds.
This CLP believes:
Instead of putting forward an NHS rescue plan to bring down waiting lists, the Conservatives are carrying out structural reorganisation of the NHS in the middle of a pandemic. The Tory NHS Bill does nothing to improve patient care. We reject any plan to increase privatisation in the NHS. Far from unwinding the worst aspect of the Lansley reorganisation, these reforms suggest the NHS will still be at risk of private lawsuits.
This CLP resolves:
To reject the Conservatives NHS Bill and any plan from Ministers to increase privatisation. We call for an NHS rescue plan that will bring down waiting lists, modernise hospitals and crucially give the NHS staff, who have gone above and beyond to keep patients safe during the pandemic, a 15% pay rise. This substantial increase should apply to all NHS workers, including all outsourced staff, who should be brought back in-house, to work directly for the health service on NHS pay, pensions, terms and conditions.