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Gordon Brown announces £43bn more for public services

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 22 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:194
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Gordon Brown, chancellor of the exchequer, reiterated this week that spending on the NHS would grow to £58.6bn ($88bn) next year, compared with £54.2bn in the current financial year (2000–1).

    Presenting details of his three year, comprehensive spending review to the House of Commons on Tuesday, he did not announce any new money for the NHS (above that announced in the Budget), but said that a major new package for care of elderly people would be announced next week. …

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