Chancellor Philip Hammond described the Conservatives as 'the government of the NHS' as he pledged funding for A&E services and social care.
In the Spring Budget 2017, Hammond revealed a further £100m of capital available immediately for up to 100 new triage projects at English hospitals in time for next winter. He said this measure, with a raft of reforms to social care also announced in the Budget, would "help free up beds by easing discharge of elderly patients", easing two of the "big pressures on our hospitals." He said: "Experience has shown that onsite GP triage in A&E departments, can have a significant and positive impact...
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