Politics and elections National political events can have a bearing on the experiences of patients for years afterwards. Expand 2017 – Policy statement – Recommendations ahead of the general electionWe made five key recommendations to all parties at the 2017 general election, as part of our Vote4theNHS campaign. These related to funding, service transformation, person-centred care, safety and compassion, and Brexit. 2017 – Policy statement – Reaction to the general election resultThe 2017 general election produced a hung Parliament, in which the previous Conservative Government remained in office. Our reaction piece outlined the implications for health and social care.