Johnson’s £1.8bn for NHS welcome but not enough, say health experts

Boris Johnson’s promise of £1.8 billion to be spent on NHS infrastructure and equipment was met with was accusations that he was not doing enough to reverse years of health underfunding.

Johnson made a promise in his first speech as prime minister less than two weeks ago and Downing Street has now released a list of 20 hospital projects that will benefit from a £850m upgrade programme.

The rest of the £1.8bn will be spent on other NHS capital projects in England, with Scotland set to receive £180m, Wales £110m and Northern Ireland £60m in line with the standard formula for giving equivalent funding to the devolved administrations.

Full story in The Guardian, 4 August 2019