Will you Support Increased Funding for the NHS?

For too long mental health has been seen as a second-class issue in the NHS and I am determined to change that.

Liberal Democrats have called for up to £1.5 billion to be invested in the NHS next April. A significant amount of that money would go towards improving mental health services, especially for children and young people.

Hospitals, ambulance services, doctors, and care services are all under increasing pressure as the numbers of people needing care and support continue to rise because of our ageing population and more living with long-term conditions. The NHS needs significantly more money to help services adapt to the changing needs of patients and it can’t afford to wait.

The Liberal Democrats are the only party with a clear plan for improvement from the bottom up, joining up health and care at a local level to give people care closer to home.

But if you want to see health and care services protected for the future, with more investment in mental health and care in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, we need your support.

Will you sign my petition supporting the increase in investment our NHS desperately needs next year? The Treasury has to decide in the next few weeks whether to invest in our NHS in the Autumn Statement. Help me make the case now to give the NHS the funding it needs.

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    The NHS is very important
  • signed 2014-12-01 20:20:00 +0000
    This is a vital area of health that needs equal treatment to any physical problem. It needs a vast increase in funding and support services.The illness affects whole families and has a huge impact on how they are able to function. It lies silent for so long that much damage is done before people seek help. Put the services out there to help destigmatize it and you will see the benefits unfold for everyone. Start newborn baby and the new mother who will experience the joy of a new baby and that will at least be a starting point!Help avoid the destructive and darkness of post natal depression. This will be a great beginnning
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    Mental health is desperately underfunded and the cause of so much misery. At the moment many mental health services are fire fighting. If people could be treated sooner it would not only help them and their families but save the NHS and benefits services in the long run.
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