Spending on NHS in Wales is set to drop by 7.6% in real terms

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 22 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6664
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

In cash terms the NHS budget for Wales will remain the same over the next two years, with a small increase in the third year, but in real terms the spending plans amount to a 7.6% drop in total revenue and capital spending.

The Welsh Assembly, which is losing around £860m (€1bn; $1.4bn) in real terms in overall funding from the UK government (down from £15.1bn this year to £14.3bn next year), said it would continue to invest 40% of its budget—the largest single amount—in health and social services.

The assembly’s draft budget shows that revenue funding …

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