£1.5 Billion More Funding Required for NHS? (BBC News)

Summary

Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb has stated that the NHS in England may need a further £1.5bn of extra funding to avert a crash in services and protect patients’ interests.

The government has increased NHS funding by around £5bn already, but health care costs typically increase by about 4% per year in developed economies, plus there are increasing demand-side challenges such as greater longevity, obesity and dementia.

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Reference

Norman Lamb: NHS could ‘crash’ without more money. London: BBC Health News, November 11th 2014.

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Reference

Pym, H. (2014). Could the NHS hold centre stage at the Autumn Statement?. London: BBC Health News, November 11th 2014.

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