The government will immediately give NHS trusts £350 million to allow them to plan for the winter, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in the Autumn Budget.
In total, Hammond pledged an additional £2.8bn of funding for the NHS over the next three years, including the £350m set out for this winter. This will include £1.6 billion in 2018-19 to the NHS, with the balance to be paid in 19-20. This will take the extra resource into the NHS next year to £3.75 billion in total meaning the NHS will receive a £7.5bn increase to its resource budget this year and next year, Hammond said in his Budget speech. The announcement comes weeks after NHS...
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