The major manifestos for the 2019 General Election have been published and the BPC has produced a briefing to help you navigate each party's health care pledges. The briefing includes summaries of the political parties’ key health and mental health policies (Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, DUP, Sinn Fein, SDLP, Plaid Cymru, Brexit Party). As expected, the three main parties are all proposing to increase health spending:
The BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), together with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), have joined together as three of the leading counselling and psychotherapy organisations to call on the next Government to make three key commitments:
62 MPs and Peers have signed a second cross-party letter to express serious concerns over NICE’s draft guidelines on depression and overwhelmingly support the position statement of the BPC and the wider stakeholder coalition calling for their ‘full and proper revision’. The letter, led by Norman Lamb MP and addressed to Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE Chief Executive, calls for NICE to ‘Meaningfully respond to the repeatedly raised concerns … and to address them adequately in the proposed third revision’.
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