(Bloomberg) — David Cameron will offer voters seven-day-a-week access to specialist doctors if his Conservative Party wins the U.K. general election on May 7.
In a speech in Manchester on Saturday, the prime minister will promise that doctors working at the level of consultant are available on weekends, as well as during the week.
State-funded health care is center stage in the battle for the election, with polls showing the Conservatives and the Labour opposition are running neck and neck. Cameron’s pledge came a day after Labour leader Ed Miliband vowed to limit the margins that private companies can earn from the National Health Service and award them fewer contracts.
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