The Prime Minister has announced an extra £20 billion a year in real terms for the National Health Service by 2023/24, ensuring patients receive world-class care, as part of our long-term plan for the NHS.
As part of the new long term plan for the NHS, and in the service’s 70th birthday year, the Government has set out plans for a five-year budget settlement.
· We have increased the NHS budget every year we have been in Government. This further historic long term funding boost will secure the future of the service for generations to come.
· The extra funding will come in part from the ‘Brexit dividend’ – money we will no longer send to the European Union after we have left – and the country will be asked to contribute a bit more for the NHS in a fair and balanced way.
· In return, the NHS will produce a new, clinically led, long-term plan – setting out how the money will be used to deliver our vision for the health service and to ensure every penny is well spent.
Our new ten-year plan and extra funding will secure the future of the service for generations to come, meaning patients will benefit from improved cancer survival rates, there will be better mental health care, and more doctors and nurses in our hospitals.