General election delivers hung parliament
Will a hung parliament impact Tory manifesto pledges for the health service?
Friday morning the UK
awoke to the news of a hung parliament in the wake of the general election.
The Conservative Party
notched up the most seats and won the right to have first crack at forming a
government in alliance with whichever other party was willing to enter an
agreement with it. At the time of writing it has been reported that Prime
Minister Theresa May has struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party of
Northern Ireland, whose 10 seats added to her 318 would give her the
parliamentary majority she needs.
Under these circumstances, the likelihood is that the
policies for the
future of the NHS will be implemented.
Meanwhile, for rolling coverage of the fallout from the general
election see our reports on theHealth Service Journal website.
The Wellards Annual Conference has expert analysis and comment,
including on what the general election result might mean for the industry and
the health service. The NHS — the
future now: How should industry work with the new NHS? takes place on 21 June at the King’s
Fund, London. Register now.