Menu & Search
           1904556600
Speak to our friendly team
Contact Us Now

The Government have pledged to enshrine in law, a commitment to investment in the NHS, with an extra £33.9 billion per year provided by 2023/24.

The new parliament was called on Thursday 19 December, following the General Election. Boris Johnson has unveiled his plans, and they are dominated by Brexit and the NHS.

The commitment amounts to 3.4% year-on-year increase in expenditure, which is an increase on what was available under the Tory-Lib Dem coalition government, but is lower than what has been seen in previous years with Labour.

The NHS has been under increasing pressure over recent years, with NHS workers being asked to work longer hours causing them stress as they battle to treat and care for the increasing number of patients. Further investment in the NHS is crucial to ensure there are enough facilities and workers to meet the increasing demand.

Dr Nick Scriven, for the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The NHS is under the most pressure it has ever seen and quite how we will get through the next few weeks and months remains to be seen. We need to urgently support our staff throughout the NHS as they are reaching the stage of utter exhaustion after more than two years of unrelenting and increasing stress and workload.”

“Promises or commitments of investment today will not make up for years in a matter of months, which is what would be needed to get us through the winter period safely. It is the bare minimum.”

Prior to the election the Conservative Party pledged to deliver more doctors and nurses in the NHS. The government now need to share their plan on how to increase staffing levels to ensure that patient safety is not compromised.

Siva Anandaciva, chief analyst at The King’s Fund, said: “The Government has promised more money for the NHS but a credible plan to increase the workforce is also urgently needed. Even then, it will take time to stabilise services and patients will unfortunately continue to wait longer to receive the care that they need.”

Deputy Chief Executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said: “We need to be realistic about what this funding will buy and what the public should expect.”

“This investment will maintain standards at their current level, but the service needs additional real investment to meet the needs of the future and deliver the improvements we all want to see. If, as we fear, expectations exceed reality, we risk creating a damaging blame game which sets the NHS and its staff up to fail and lets patients and the public down.”

Start Your Claim Today1904556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.

    Get In Touch
    Latest News

    Maternity Services at Bedford Hospital “Inadequate”

    Following an unannounced inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have downgraded maternity services at Bedford hospital to “inadequate”. Unannounced inspection into maternity services at […]

    Read More

    NHS Launch Maternity Leadership Training

    Nadine Dorries, the Patient Safety Minister has announced £500,000 to fund an innovative NHS maternity leadership training programme. Starting this year, hundreds of senior […]

    Read More

    The Government Response to the Cumberlege Review

    Nadine Dorries, the Minister for Patient Safety has recently issued an update on the Government’s response to the Cumberlege Review. What is the Cumberlege […]

    Read More

    Take a look back through our complete news archive

    Follow us on Twitter

    Following an unannounced inspection, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have downgraded maternity services at Bedford hospital to “inadequate”.

    https://www.pryers.co.uk/maternity-services-at-bedford-hospital-inadequate/

    Load More...