Government rejects BMA’s call to invest extra £350m a week in NHS

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 04 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3711
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The government has rejected a call from the BMA to invest an additional £350m (€420m; $460m) a week in the NHS, after the association’s chairman of council, Mark Porter, had urged ministers to fulfil the pledge made by the Leave campaign during the recent European Union referendum.

The contentious pledge formed a central plank of the campaign run by politicians wishing the United Kingdom to leave the EU, but prominent campaigners quickly distanced …

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