NHS funds need urgent boost, say MPs

A group of MPs says the government is incorrect to keep claiming it is allocating an extra £10bn to the NHS in England over the next five years.

The Health Committee has written to the chancellor to say using the figure gives the “false impression that the NHS is awash with cash”.

The group said the figure was closer to £4.5bn and called for more NHS funding in November’s Autumn Statement.

But the government insisted the £10bn figure was accurate.

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The Health Select Committee, chaired by Dr Sarah Wollaston, has been hearing evidence over recent months on the state of NHS finances.

Its letter says what it was told by senior NHS figures “clearly demonstrated the financial pressure fa

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