NHS to receive higher share of public spending, Brown saysBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7324.1267a (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1267
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Chancellor Gordon Brown has committed more money to the NHS for next year and promised long term investment that will help create what he describes as a “world class service that puts patients first.”
In his pre-Budget speech this week Mr Brown announced that the NHS is to get an extra £1bn ($1.5bn) for 2002-3, resulting in a total increase in spending for that financial year of £6bn or 9.6% (7% in real terms) on the previous year.
He also ruled …