The Prime Minister has announced on Monday that he will “get on with the job” and promises extra funding for the NHS and will reduce ambulance and hospital waiting times.
As the NHS braces for another winter Rishi Sunak has come up with a “bold and radical” approach for the NHS and the Chancellor’s £8 billion package will “tackle some of these problems.”
Speaking during a visit to the Erasmus Darwin Academy in Burntwood, Staffordshire, Sunak said, “One of the most important things we need to do is support people to move out of hospitals back into their homes, back into their communities, and that’s why the money that we have put in is going to go and support social care.
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“And if we can do that, and we can start doing that very quickly, then that will really help alleviate some of the pressure on ambulances waiting outside hospitals.
“I know that the NHS are committed to delivering on it. We’ve given them significant funding so they can get on with the job.”
During his speech at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in Birmingham the Prime Minister said the NHS needs to be modernised.
Sunak said, “We all want it to be easier for people to see their family GP. We don’t want our loved ones waiting so long for ambulances or for the operations they need.
“But better care requires innovation. ”
He added that “we also need to radically innovate in how we do things” by introducing new technologies and introduce robot assisted surgery and for medicines to be delivered by drones for those who live in remote areas.
Sunak continued, “When it comes to the NHS, we all share the same ambition, to give everybody in the country the best possible care, free at the point of use.
“But to deliver it, we need to be bold and radical in challenging conventional wisdom.”