The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has called on the next government to put patient care at the centre of the Brexit negotiations.
A major health group has released a four-point plan to keep patient care at the forefront of the political debate in anticipation of the UK’s General Election, which is going to take place on 8th June.
The RCP has drawn up the manifesto, ‘Keeping patients at the heart of the NHS’ which states 4 key points that politicians of all parties should bear in mind as they prepare the strategies that they hope will see them elected in General Election. The key points include:
Professor Jane Dacre, the president of RCP said that new government comes with a new opportunity to make sure the National Health Service (NHS) has sufficient resources, people and services to provide excellent care to patients.
She further added that Patients must be at the centre of decisions made on healthcare provision, and that includes serious consideration of the implications of Brexit on patient care.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) also called on the next government to increase the numbers of emergency doctors. Emergency Medicine physician training positions should be added by 250 places per annum for four years. And 2,200 new consultants are required overall in Emergency Departments in England to achieve safe and sustainable staffing levels.
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