Government injects cash to reduce winter crisis in NHS

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:967
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    The British government is preparing to inject an extra £300m ($480m) into the NHS for this winter in a tacit admission that patient care will deteriorate at current funding levels.

    Existing resources have already been diverted to ease winter pressures (30 August, p 501), but ministers have concluded that more is needed. Previously they had said that no additional money would be released until the new financial year next April.

    Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown now says that …

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