The online election campaign from The Patients Association, Vote4theNHS, is enabling voters show their approval – or disapproval – of each party’s manifesto commitments on health and social care.

Liz McAnulty, Chair of The Patients Association, said: “We know that health and social care are vitally important to many people when deciding how to vote, so it’s important that they have the information they need to make an informed choice. We want to give everyone who cares about the NHS the opportunity to say so, and the ability to judge the parties’ plans for it.”

Each manifesto released so far has been broken down into line-by-line policy commitments on the Vote4theNHS website. This amounts to approximately 75 commitments from each of Labour and the Lib Dems, and over 100 from the Conservatives. The website allows visitors to say if they agree with each individual policy.

Vote4theNHS enables people to pledge that they will cast their vote for the party or candidate they feel offers the best approach to health and social care at the election. Everyone who pledges receives special election newsletters for the duration of the campaign. The website also features a brief manifesto from the Patients Association, setting out five core recommendations:

  • Health and social care must be adequately funded
  • Health and social care must be transformed to meet people’s needs
  • Health and social care must be person-centred
  • Health and social care must be safe and compassionate
  • Brexit must be made to work for health and social care.

Vote4theNHS features the manifesto commitments of all major parties standing in England, using the same criteria as are used to determine eligibility for UK-wide party election broadcasts.

The Patients Association’s recommendations on health and social care policy are on this page
FAQ are available here