Oct 24, 2021

Budget 2021: Extra £5.9bn pledged for NHS backlog in England

As part of the UK's funding formula for the NHS, a proportionate amount will also go to the health services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The pressures on the NHS - being seen right across the UK, in mental health services, community care and A&E departments - show no sign of easing. NHS Providers - which speaks for hospital and other NHS trusts - said the money will help, but added: "What we've got to make sure is we have the workforce in place to deliver the services." The NHS Confederation, which represents healthcare leaders, said the funding "Falls short of what is needed to get services completely back on track". "We support the analysis carried out by the Health Foundation, which confirmed that the NHS's capital budget should increase by at least £1.8bn a year over the next three years and that in terms of revenue funding, the NHS will need an extra £10 billion from April."

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