Monday, 26 November 2018

NHS facing huge shortfall without Treasury injection

NHS facing huge shortfall without Treasury injection Inflation since government’s funding pledge in the summer means billions more may be needed

The NHS risks ending up with billions of pounds less than anticipated from the government’s flagship funding pledge unless it can secure a further cash injection from the Treasury, it has emerged.

Theresa May announced in the summer that funds for NHS England would be boosted by £20.5bn by 2023-24, in an intervention designed to calm concerns about the pressures on the service and to improve cancer and mental health services. But there are now concerns that an increase in inflation since the pledge was made will see a “substantial” shortfall. The Guardian

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