What does a hung parliament mean for UK healthcare?
Posted: 12 June 2017 | Niamh Marriott (European Pharmaceutical Review) | No comments yet
Hitesh Dodhia, Superintendent Pharmacist at Pharmacy Outlet, discusses the announcement of a hung parliament and what it means for UK healthcare…
The UK has a hung Parliament now because none of the parties won enough seats in the General Election to make a government. The Conservative party was the closest, but they still only got 318 seats – fewer than the 326 that they need. Now they have to find a way to get the extra support they need to make a government.
Hitesh Dodhia, Superintendent Pharmacist at Pharmacy Outlet, on what a hung parliament means for UK healthcare.
“Today’s election result rounds off a 12-month period of seemingly endless political shocks. It is imperative that, once the dust has settled and a new government is formed, the healthcare sector is recognised as a key priority by the party or parties in power.
Healthcare a key priority
“Ultimately, amidst the current political uncertainty, patient care is of utmost importance and the next government must be tireless in ensuring all aspects of the healthcare sector – from NHS hospitals to pharmacists and GP surgeries – are working in unison to provide the best possible advice and treatment to the British public. To do so, consultations with leaders in these different medical fields should be conducted at the soonest opportunity so the current challenges the industry is facing can be addressed and resolved.”