Blair backtracks on meeting EU health spending

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1325
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Prime Minister Tony Blair this week admitted that the NHS needed more investment but refused to commit the government to matching the spending of other European countries on health by 2005 in anything other than “broad terms.”

    “I'm not deciding the spending levels now, but I am saying in broad terms that we have underinvestment and undercapacity, and in broad terms we've got to match other European countries,” Mr Blair said …

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