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May’s extra £8bn pledge for NHS is far less than it needs, experts say

Thinktanks say PM’s extra investment is well below sums the House of Lords and OBR recently said the health service needs

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Theresa May’s pledge of £8bn more for the NHS is far less than the service needs and could damage the quality of care and force it to reduce patients’ access to treatment, experts have said.

While the minimum £8bn extra over the course of the next parliament will give the NHS more money than planned between 2018 and 2020, it will still leave it facing what health finance specialists called a £12bn hole in its …read more

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