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Government gives NHS £250m for UK winter health pressures

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1338
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    An immediate injection of £250m ($400m) to help the NHS meet winter pressures has been announced by Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, Gordon Brown. This is less than last year's allocation of £300m for the same purpose, which was considered instrumental in avoiding a winter crisis, although the weather was mild and waiting lists for elective surgery rose sharply during this period.

    The new funding amounts to £209m for England, £22m …

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