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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.162 (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:162

More money for the NHS: Spending increases totalling $21bn ($34bn) over the next three years for the NHS in Britain were announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown this week. The increased spending for the whole of this parliament will be 3.7% compared with 3.1% during the Conservative years. Eye test charges for pensioners are to be abolished. …

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