Politics and elections National political events can have a bearing on the experiences of patients for years afterwards. Expand 2019 - Letter to the new Prime MinisterOur Chief Executive wrote to Boris Johnson to congratulate him on his appointment and set out priorities for health, care and wellbeing.2019 - Letter to the new Chancellor of the ExchequerOur Chief Executive wrote to Sajid Javid to congratulate him on his appointment and set out priorities for spending decisions in respect of health, care and wellbeing.2019 - Letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social CareOur Chief Executive wrote to Matt Hancock on his re-appointment as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to make him aware of her letters to the Prime Minister and Chancellor, and affirm our willingness to work with his Department.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.