Extra Funding For NHS Included In Autumn Statement

Chancellor Reveals Financial Support For Health Service

04.12.2014

Extra funding is to be made available to support the NHS, the Government has confirmed in its Autumn Statement this week.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne formally unveiled the plans in his announcement to the House of Commons yesterday (December 4th), with the plans meaning that the health service will receive an extra £2 billion annually until 2020.

In his statement, Mr Osborne stated that the move could be made as a result of “careful management”.

He added: “We can afford to put part of that underspend money into our National Health Service to cope with the pressures it faces.”

Expert Opinion
It is very positive to hear the plans to increase investment in the NHS by £2bn annually until 2020.

"Invested in the right way, we are hopeful this will not only ensure standards of care are consistently increased across the board, but also go towards improving patient safety – an issue which must always be an absolute priority."
Mandy Luckman, Partner