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Chancellor maps out three year public service spending plans

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:123
  1. Rebecca Coombes
  1. London

    More than 40% of the UK government's public spending increase will go to the NHS and social services, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced this week.

    But Mr Brown's spending review, which set out plans for 2003–6, gave no detail on how the extra money pledged for health will be spent. Details have yet to be finalised, but the review says that the current formula for distributing resources is under review and should be available …

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