April 11th, 2015
Episode 270 of 1419 episodes
The Conservatives say that if they form the next Government they will spend at least eight billion pounds a year more after inflation on the NHS by 2020. The new pledge follows analysis by the head of NHS England Simon Stevens last year which said the Government would need to find that amount to help bridge a funding gap caused by rapidly increasing demand for healthcare. Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, says continued economic prosperity under a Tory government would fund increased NHS spending.