Caroline Cooke is Policy Manager at BGS. Here she explains why BGS has published its own election manifesto, what it says and how you can get involved.
The 2017 General Election offers an opportunity to promote the issues that most affect the healthcare of older people across the UK. By publishing our own manifesto we are helping to raise awareness and understanding among key opinion-formers and decision-makers, including parliamentary candidates, of the work of BGS and the unique expertise of our members. It is also a way of demonstrating that BGS will be working to influence policy development after the election. Continue reading
Ed Gillett is Communications & PR Manager at the BGS. Following the publication of each major political party’s election manifestos, Ed assesses how they compare to the BGS’ own pre-election call on health and social care for older people.
Last week saw the publication of the Labour and Liberal Democrat election manifestos, following hard on the heels of those from the Conservatives, Greens and Ukip. We now have a clearer picture of each party’s vision for health and social care.
But how seriously is each party taking the issue of excellent care for older people, and how do they measure up to the Society’s own pre-election policy work, in which we highlight the six key decisions facing an incoming government?