Government gives NHS £250m for UK winter health pressuresBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7169.1338 (Published 14 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1338
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
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 …