Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Government scolded by watchdog over NHS funding claims

Government scolded by watchdog over NHS funding claims Watchdog investigating Theresa May’s claim of £10bn for NHS tells government to be clearer when presenting statistics

The watchdog overseeing how ministers use official statistics has told the government to be clearer and more exact in its claims about NHS funding after it investigated Theresa May’s contentious claim that she was giving the health service a £10bn boost.

The UK Statistics Authority looked into the prime minister’s repeated use of the £10bn claim after Labour and the British Medical Association complained that the figure was misleading and wrong. It has asked the Treasury to overhaul how government spending on both the NHS and health more widely is presented in order to minimise the risk of further “confusion” about the size of budget rises Continue reading... The Guardian

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