I don’t have fancy graphics but I do know what I’m fighting for in High Peak. Over the next 12 days I’ll set out what this election will mean to us locally.
Day 1: SAVE OUR NHS
If the Conservatives continue in power, Derbyshire NHS has to find £69.5m of savings this year as part of £270 million savings over 4 years. Per their table below, this means:
- £12.8m less for medicines
- £11m less for planned operations
- £2.2m less for Primary Care (GPs and walk-in)
- £1.6m less for Community Health Services
And even more cuts to Mental Health which is already drastically underfunded. This is the reality of our future NHS without a Labour government.
Labour will increase our NHS spending by 4.3% a year, end the expensive competitive tendering in the NHS and produce generic medicines to keep costs down. With free prescriptions, dental check-ups and hospital parking – including for staff.
I’m fighting to save our walk-in facilities in New Mills and Buxton, and for Glossop to have a walk-in facility. Please sign my petitions to our health commissioners: