As set out in June, the NHS budget will increase by £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023-24, this amounts to around £600m a week in extra cash. This is more than Labour promised to invest at the last election and this increase has been funded without raising taxes. In fact, 32 million people have actually received a tax cut in this year’s Budget.
The NHS is now receiving the highest level of investment in its history. This settlement will enable the NHS to plan for its future and support it to deliver the world-class care that people want and expect.
Our NHS, lauded as amongst the best in the world, is in safe hands with a great future.
Locally, our health services have also received additional funding for adult social care services, which will help reduce pressures in the NHS this winter. Essex County Council will spend this in a way that maximises benefit for patients, and you can read more here.