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Health spending in UK to rise to 7.6% of GDP

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7239.889 (Published 01 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:889
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Spending on the NHS will rise from just under £50bn ($80bn) to almost £70bn in the United Kingdom over the next four years, Gordon Brown, thechancellor of the exchequer, announced in the Budget last week.

    The health secretary, Alan Milburn, announced on Tuesday how an initial £660m cash boost was going to be distributed.

    The average year on year increase over the next four years in real terms will be 6.1% The biggest leap …

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