Political Lobby

The DDA has launched its 2017 general election manifesto. This calls on election candidates to work with the DDA to answer five calls to action:

  1. Protect the unique rural GP one-stop-shop service that improves people’s access to scarce healthcare resource
  2. Recognise that rural medical practices are the hub of their local communities, offering traditional family doctor GP services, creating skilled jobs for local people, and reducing social isolation
  3. Lobby for urgent improvements to the rural infrastructure, particularly, public transport and broadband
  4. Support the call for an updated rural NHS funding formula that recognises the increased costs of delivering a robust and resilient health service in rural areas
  5. Recognise that dispensing income is vital for the sustainability of high quality rural general practices

The DDA has produced 2017 election manifestos, and for GPs in each home nation a GP briefing paper containing instructions for using the DDA’s manifesto resources and further background information on the manifesto points.  Resources provided below include a press release to be sent to local newspapers, template GP practice website copy, a practice letter for election candidates and a patient letter for election candidates. Download your resources below:

England

2017 general election manifesto

General election 2017 English GP briefing paper

Press release

Template GP practice website copy

Template practice letter

Template patient letter

Scotland

2017 general election manifesto

General election 2017 Scottish GP briefing paper

Press release

Template GP practice website copy

Template practice letter

Template patient letter

Wales

2017 general election manifesto

General election 2017 Welsh GP briefing paper

Press release

Template GP practice website copy

Template practice letter

Template patient letter

DDA Parliamentary Briefing Papers

The DDA also publishes parliamentary briefing papers for politicians based in England, Wales and Scotland.

Please click on the relevant links to access the DDA’s parliamentary briefing papers for viewing on the web (low res version) and for downloading for local lobbying purposes (hi resolution version)

England

Feb 2017: hi res version; low res version

May 2016: hi res version; low res version

September 2015: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

February 2015: hi res versionlow res version

October 2014: low res version

June 2014: hi res version; low res version

Jan 2014: hi res version; low res version

Scotland

August 2016: hi res version; low res version

April 2016: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

February 2015: low res version

November 2014: hi res versionlow res version

June 2014: hi res version; low res version

Jan 2014: hi res version; low res version

Wales

July 2016: Hi res version; low res version

March 2016: hi res version; low res version

May 2015: hi res version; low res version

March 2015: hi res versionlow res version

December 2014: hi res versionlow res version

March 2014: hi res version; low res version

 

 

 

 

 

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