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Celebrating and supporting the NHS @ 70

July 5, 2018 7:05 PM
By Robert Plimmer

Slough Lib Dems congratulate the NHS on 70 years of providing free healthcare for UK residents.

The Lib Dems have campaigned for years for the NHS to get extra funding through a one penny increase in the rate of income tax. Robert Plimmer welcomes extra NHS funding recently announced by the Tory Government. But, experts said there are still massive gaps in Tory plans. No extra was announced for vital training of new nurses etc, or for social care, or for vital public health services that help prevent ill-health.

The training needs have increased because many healthcare workers from the EU are leaving the UK because of concerns about Brexit. Also many doctors trained in the UK are leaving because of the hostile attitude of the Tory Government towards proper funding of the NHS.

Robert also welcomes Slough's Labour MP's opposition to NHS privatisation. Robert hopes the MP will also support his long-running campaign against Slough's Labour Council privatising some local community health services that had previously been run from Upton Hospital.

Robert Plimmer at Upton Hospital