NHS to receive higher share of public spending, Brown says

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1267
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    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 …

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