NHS to receive £6.2 billion extra funding

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The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has announced a spending review that will see an extra £6.2bn going towards the NHS next year. This will include £210m for frontline staff.

This should be received next year and will go towards paying for services from hospital care, ambulance crews and GP practices. The new total available spending for NHS England will be approximately £130bn.

Money will also go on a range of other things such as upgrading hospitals, staff training and £250m will be put towards artificial intelligence technology.

Michele Benjamin, a chartered legal executive lawyer in the medical negligence team at Ashton’s Legal, comments: “The extra money is much needed and is necessary in order for the NHS to be able to deal with the ongoing difficulties faced on a daily basis. However, this still leaves the NHS behind in terms of playing catch up due to waiting lists growing and staff being under unprecedented demands as well as there being a huge backlog in building maintenance.”

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