In the third and final part of analysis, Richard Walsh discusses the Liberal Democrat, Green Party and UKIP manifestos on health and welfare in the wake of last night's party leader debate.
Macmillan Cancer Support has welcomed aspects of the manifestos of the Greens, LibDems and UKIP.
Legal & General (L&G) has welcomed the Liberal Democrat's pledge to reduce waiting times for mental health patients.
The Liberal Democrats have passed a policy motion to urge the government to accept the recommendations in the Dilnot Report on long term care (LTC).
At the time of writing it has certainly been a season of manifestos.
The Liberal democrat Election Manifesto, released today, has proposed a merging of state care services with the NHS.
As a general election gets closer, parties are fighting to be ‘protector of the NHS'. Jill Davies explores the possibility of NHS spending cuts and how health cash plans might change as a result