The Government is cutting the Department of Health’s budget for non-frontline services such as medical training and public health by £1.5bn next year, it revealed in today’s long-awaited Spending Review announcement.
Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that he was increasing the NHS budget by £3.8bn from next year, as part of plans to raise the overall budget by £10bn by 2020.
However, today’s announcement revealed that some of this funding will come from cuts to other parts of the budget.
Health experts said that such cuts were a ‘false economy’, and would lead to greater costs further on.
Full story in Pulse 25 November 2015