The Independent reports #NHS spending per person will be cut next year, ministers confirm : Hands of our #NHS Join us on Saturday 4 March in London and send a clear message to this Government.

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NHS spending per person will be cut next year, ministers confirm

The funding constraints come despite the unfolding ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the health service


The Government will cut the National Health Service’s budget per person in real terms next year, ministers have admitted in official figures for the first time.

Numbers released by ministers show NHS England will face a sharp reduction of 0.6 per cent in real terms of per head in the financial year 2018-19.

The numbers corroborate claims by NHS chief Simon Stevens earlier this month that “in 2018-19, real-terms NHS spending per person in England is going to go down”.

Read full article from The Independent here

URGENT: provide sufficient funding to the NHS NOW!

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  • For a fully funded, publicly owned NHS & social care service.
  • No cuts, no closures, no privatisation.
  • End the pay restraint for NHS staff.
We must fight to save the NHS from destruction. The threat is real. It is happening now. Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance and community services are on their knees.

The Red Cross has just declared the impact of the underfunding of A&E wards as a humanitarian crisis. Wards are full because sick people cannot be sent home with no care as they will die. But social care has been cut so home care is rare. People are dying as they wait for a hospital bed. This is an emergency.

This can all be avoided if only the Government properly fund the NHS. They say they have increased funding, but in real terms, it is effectively a cut in funding per person – and quite simply not enough. They have the money as can be seen by the tax breaks they give to millionaires and large corporations.

“The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.” – Nye Bevan, founder of the NHS. The NHS is one of our greatest achievements. We cannot allow it to be undermined and ultimately destroyed.

Sign now to demand urgent funding be given to the NHS & social care immediately before more people die unnecessarily.

Join us on Saturday 4 March in London and send a clear message to this Government. Transport is being arranged form across the country. – The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together


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