Latest Budget Gives The NHS £350m To Last The Winter

Elias Hubbard
Ноября 24, 2017

He said: 'We look forward to continuing to work with trade union colleagues and the Department of Health to agree how contract arrangements can be reformed and our employees benefit a welcome lifting of the pay cap.

The NHS England board will discuss the matter next week, he added.

"There is a great deal to discuss, but the Chancellor's commitment to fund the additional pay bill is welcome".

"The NHS England board will need to lead this discussion when we meet on November 30".

The UK's autumn budget was announced today, with an emergency £350 million ($466m) boost earmarked for the NHS to help see the health service through the hard winter period.

NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh tweeted: 'The Budget plugs some, but definitely not all of the NHS funding gap.

"Prof John Appleby from the Nuffield Trust told a BMJ debate:"£350 million sounds like a lot, but is a day's running costs for the NHS". Worrying longer waits seem likely/unavoidable'.

The comments come after the Treasury pledged more money for the NHS in England, with the specific aim of helping the health service "get back on track" with soaring waiting lists and A&E targets.

The rest will be spread out over the next two years, with most coming in next year. Many NHS salaries have been frozen or capped since 2010.

'NHS chief Simon Stevens has already set out that the health service desperately needs a £4 billion emergency cash injection'.

So @PhilipHammondUK is promising just £3Bn extra for the NHS; so much for the extra £15Bn a year for the NHS that the charlatan and national embarrassment @BorisJohnson had emblazoned on the side of his Brexit propaganda bus. "But I want to assure NHS staff and patients, that if the Health Secretary's talks bear fruit, I will protect patient services by providing additional funding for such a settlement". Investing in an NHS fit for the future.

For the past 7 years, NHS staff have only a 1% pay rise in line with the public sector pay cap.

Mr Hammond announced an extra £2.8bn for the NHS to paid over the next three years: £350m immediately with £1.6bn funding in 2018/19 and the remaining £0.85 in 2019/20.

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