Happy Birthday to the NHS!

Today our NHS will celebrate 65 years of providing healthcare to the British people.

Conservatives have demonstrated a continuing commitment to the NHS by increasing spending on it every year since 2010. In our local area, this means families will see a rise in the budget available for health services from £285,253 in 2012-13 to £291,814 in 2013-14.

Even with our £12.7 billion increase in health spending, without the hard work of local NHS staff we would not have been able to deliver faster treatments, halve hospital infection rates and virtually eliminate mixed sex wards.

Our NHS is a national treasure. I’m proud this Government is investing more in it. We should especially thank all the dedicated people who work locally in our NHS.