Petition Immediately boost NHS funding by around £5bn a year from adding 1p to Income Tax

When my own 3-year-old broke his leg, the hospital said he needed a wheelchair but they could no longer afford them. Our 8-year-old son had to join a two year waiting list for an autism assessment. For the sake of all children in the UK, the NHS urgently needs more funding.

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It’s a policy that has previously been put forward by the Liberal Democrats, and was backed by a group of senior health professionals at the time including Sir David Nicholson, who led NHS England for almost a decade, and the previous heads of the Royal College of General Practitioners and also the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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