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The NHS & Social Services are facing a massive funding crisis. Winter pressures are growing. The population is ageing. Social Services can’t cope and that burden is now being felt bt the NHS. Outpatient and Inpatient Services, ambulance response times,  mental health services, Rural Maternity Services, staffing levels, and care home provision are ALL suffering.

Liberal Democrats want to take politics out of the issue altogether by having a cross-party convention on funding. They would also like to see a 1p rise in income tax to fund the NHS properly and unite the NHS and Social Services into a National Health & Social care Service.