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Tories claim of £7.5 billion increased NHS funding is not all new money say Lib Dems

23 Nov 17

I see that our new Conservative MP for Walsall North has posted a graphic on Twitter claiming an NHS funding increase of £7.5 billion.

What he doesn’t say is that only £2.8 billion of that is new money announced in the Autumn Budget 2017. Three health trusts, the Health Foundation, the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust had earlier this month said that the NHS needed £4 billion next year to get it on a stable footing. The extra cash announced…

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