The Chancellor's Autumn Statement has confirmed the £2bn payment for the NHS announced at the weekend as well as more money for GPs and carers.
The money from the fines imposed in fines as a result of the rigging of foreign exchange rates in the LIBOR scandal will go to investing in GP services with £250m annually to improve care outside hospitals, as well as new air ambulances for the Kent Surrey and Sussex and Great Western services.
Hospices and air ambulances will both be refunded VAT as a result of changes made in the autumn statement.
Carers will now be covered by the £2,000 Employment allowance as a result of changes made in the autumn statement.
The universal credit work allowance will be frozen for another year.
As part of the increased funding for science in the North of England Newcastle University's work on ageing will be among those projects gaining new funds, meanwhile £15m will be provided for dementia research.
A further £3m will be added to the funds for pilot schemes to help those with mental health conditions return to work.
Dr Mark Porter, council chair of the British Medical Association, said: "While this extra funding is desperately needed, the situation will not be turned around overnight.
"The NHS is going through its tightest funding period in half a century - rising demand and years of underinvestment have left services dangerously overstretched, compromising patient care. The NHS also faces other challenges including staff shortages, especially in emergency care and general practice.
"A quarter of hospitals are in the red and many GP facilities have been starved of investment for decades, leaving them struggling to cope with record numbers of patients coming through the surgery door.
"With more services moving into the community it's vital that additional funding for general practice is invested in premises, so they can be made fit for purpose."