Exclusive: Conservatives’ standing badly undermined by broken promises made in 2019, says report
- Tories’ 2019 NHS promises may come back to bite them
The NHS will be the Conservatives’ “achilles heel” at the next election, ministers have been warned in a new report by a former government special adviser on health.
Richard Sloggett said the Tories’ standing has been badly undermined by their failure to deliver on most of the pledges to improve the NHS they made at the 2019 general election.
Recruiting 5,000 more GPs. Numbers have fallen by 3% since 2019.
Building “40 new hospitals” by 2030. The National Audit Office recently said that the government “will not now deliver 40 new hospitals” by that year.
A promise to help people live healthier lives and tackle obesity. Anti-obesity measures have been watered down or delayed by successive prime ministers.