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Government seems to soften pledge on NHS

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7230.267/a (Published 29 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:267
  1. Andy McSmith
  1. London

    Government officials seemed to backpedal last week on Prime Minister Blair's commitment to increase spending on the NHS to the European average.

    Only two days after Mr Blair made what sounded like a firm promise that health spending in the United Kingdom would go up “almost 5”

    ”annually for five years, to reach the European average by 2007, the prime minister's press secretary briefed that Mr …

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