Our NHS is too centralised and too distant. It is also plagued by short-term, top-down initiatives. Our social care systems are chronically underfunded.
We believe control over the NHS should be devolved to Yorkshire – just as it is in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Greater Manchester.
We are proud of the principles upon which the NHS was founded – that people receive healthcare based on need, not on the ability to pay.
We believe these principles can be delivered only with increased funding to an NHS, led by the public sector.
We believe in a properly funded, integrated Health and Social Care system, led by the public sector and supported, as appropriate, by properly qualified alternative providers, with local community engagement at its heart.