Dunne welcomes extra NHS cash in Budget

South Shropshire MP and Health Minister Philip Dunne has welcomed new measures announced in the Budget, including more money for the NHS.

The Budget set out the Government’s plans to invest in technology for the future, support families with their cost of living, build a significant number of new homes and help young people to get on the housing ladder.

The Chancellor also announced significant additional funding for the NHS, with an extra £10 billion package of capital investment; an extra £2.8 billion resource funding to 2019-20, including £350 million for this winter and £1.6 billion next year; and additional funding if a settlement is reached on pay for nurses and other Agenda for Change staff.

Mr Dunne said: “This was a Budget that both invests over the long term and I am delighted that the Chancellor has delivered significant extra funding for the NHS, taking the health budget to £121.9bn next year. These are important steps, which can only be afforded thanks to careful management of the country’s finances.”