Extra money for NHS will bring underfunded areas closer to target level, NHS England announces

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 18 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7747
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

A £1.5bn additional investment in frontline NHS services earmarked for next year will be targeted towards the most distressed local health economies, NHS England has announced.

The money, which will be invested through clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England in 2015-16, forms the bulk of the £2bn cash injection to the NHS announced by the chancellor, George Osborne, in his recent autumn statement.1 The remaining £480m will be used to support transformation in primary care, mental health, and local health economies.

At its meeting on Wednesday 17 December NHS England’s …

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