Today’s Queen’s Speech will reaffirm that the NHS is our number one priority – which is why we’ll become the first ever Government to enshrine the increased NHS budget of an extra £33.9 billion per year into law.
The Queen’s Speech will set out our plans to:
- Enshrine the NHS budget into law as one of the first acts of this People’s Government – following the passing of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill this week.
- Make it easier for more qualified doctors and nurses to work in our NHS, ensure hospitals can access the most innovative medicines and abolish hospital car parking charges for those who need it the most.
- Deliver on our plans for 50,000 more nurses, 50 million more GP appointments, 40 new hospitals and 20 hospital upgrades.
- Modernise and reform the Mental Health Act to give people greater influence on the type of care they receive.
- Increase levels of funding per pupil in every school, to ensure every child receives the best possible education – wherever they grow up.
- Tackle violent crime and make our streets safer with new legislation to ensure terrorists spend longer behind bars and make it easier for the police to stop and search known knife carriers.
- Strengthen the Union, invest in transformational infrastructure and bring forward proposals to stop vexatious claims against members of our Armed Forces.