£200 million of new funding for the NHS
Today the government announced £200 million of new funding for the NHS, boosting resilience so patients get the care they need this winter and helping to address the serious challenge of cutting waiting lists.
- Winter brings immense challenges for the NHS, so the government is working with health leaders to make sure we are prepared.
- That is also why the government is investing £200 million to boost resilience in the NHS and protect elective care and to do more to address the challenge of cutting waiting lists. The government is also investing £40 million to bolster social care capacity and improve discharge from hospital.
- This funding will help patients get the care they need and help to cut waiting lists.
- I will put up another post in the next few days addressing the serious challenge of getting waiting lists down. The present problems have been building for decades under governments in which there have been ministers of all three parties. It is too serious and complex for knee-jerk reactions.