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Hunt rebukes NHS leaders for asking for more cash

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 02 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6514
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

England’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has criticised NHS leaders for asking for more money for the health service after it received a “good settlement” last year.

Hunt made the comments at NHS Providers’ annual conference in Birmingham on 30 November in response to the organisation’s chief executive, Chris Hopson, who warned in his speech that the NHS could not deliver everything that was being asked of it with the funding being currently provided.

Hopson’s warning came after HM Treasury failed to heed calls for extra funding for the NHS and social …

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