NHS head disputes Theresa May claims over health funding
The head of the NHS in England has rejected Theresa May’s claim that the health service has been given more funding than it requested to meet rising demand for care.
Simon Stevens told MPs that the NHS would receive an additional £8bn between now and 2020-21, not the “£10bn extra” the prime minister said. Moreover, it would get less money than it needed between 2017 and 2020, meaning it would be “more challenging” than expected to keep services running.
The chief executive of NHS England disagreed with the prime minister’s statement, which she repeated on Monday, that “the government has... read more
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