NHS funding

Simon Stevens has told MPs that the NHS would receive an additional £8bn between now and 2020-21, not the “£10bn extra” quoted by the prime minister. But it would get less money than it needed between 2017 and 2020, meaning it would be challenging to keep services running.  Stevens told the Commons health select committee that the NHS had only received the money it had asked for in two of the five years covered by the £8bn: 2016-17 and 2020-21. While the NHS would get only “modest” extra sums in 2017-18 and 2019-20, “2018-19 will be the most pressurised year for us … [because] we will have negative per-person NHS funding growth.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/18/nhs-head-disputes-theresa-may-claims-over-health-funding

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