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NHS to get £3.8bn cash boost next year

Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.

The funding boost represents a rise of nearly 4% on NHS England's £101bn front-line budget this year.

The Treasury has agreed to the rise as part of the manifesto promise to give the NHS an extra £8bn a year by 2020.

Health chiefs had argued a significant rise was needed immediately as the NHS struggles to meet demand for services.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 24 Nov 2015
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