Under the policy revealed by shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth, every organisation providing NHS care services would have to give board-level representation to staff, health professionals and patients.
Staff representatives would get votes on the boards of NHS bodies, including CCGs and trusts.
Speaking to a Unison health workers conference on Wednesday Mr Ashworth said Labour wanted NHS staff and patients to have a ‘real, genuine voice’ in the running of the NHS.
The plans for board-level staff representation, he said, would apply to ‘any organisation providing NHS care’.
The announcement suggests that salaried GPs, as well as other staff, would be given voting rights in any provider organisation they work for. ‘This will apply to those private companies currently providing services or we will insist they hand back their contracts,' Mr Ashworth said.
A Labour government, he added, would also insist on board level representation for staff and patients all NHS organisations including CCGs and trusts. ‘Voting rights for staff on NHS boards - a Labour government will deliver it,' he said.
The GPC said it would need to see more details on the plans before being able to consider the implications and whether they address the crisis in general practice. Deputy chair Dr Richard Vautrey said: ‘The BMA will be reviewing the detail of party manifestos to assess how they respond to the important issues identified by our members.’
Mr Ashworth also confirmed a pledge to restore health education bursaries.