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NHS to get funding boost of 3.4% a year over next five years

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 18 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2682
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The NHS in England will receive an average annual funding increase of 3.4% over the next five years, the prime minister has announced.

The funding boost, announced ahead of the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5 July, followed intense talks between Theresa May, chancellor Philip Hammond, the health and social care secretary for England, Jeremy Hunt, and NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, in which Hunt and Stevens lobbied hard for extra NHS funding to ease pressure on the service.

In a speech at the Royal Free Hospital in north London on Monday 18 June, May also confirmed that the government and NHS England would agree and publish a detailed 10 year plan later this year, …

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