New leader commits Tory party to an NHS that is free to allBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7533.70-c (Published 12 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:70
- Faye van Emmerik
In a move away from Thatcherite politics, David Cameron, the new leader of the Conservative party, committed his party to providing a health service that is free to everyone at the point of need.
But he said that if his party was elected to government he would increase the percentage of NHS services provided by the private sector beyond the 15% limit imposed by Labour.
In the launch of his new health policy at the King's Fund health research institute in London last week he said the Conservatives aimed to make the NHS “into a …