David Cameron renews NHS funding pledges


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David Cameron renews NHS funding pledges

Date: 19/05/2015

David Cameron has renewed his vow to boost NHS funding and create a "seven-day" health service in his first major post-election speech.

The PM committed to a pre-election pledge to increase budgets by at least £8bn a year by 2020, during his speech at a GP surgery in the West Midlands.

The government is also promising to recruit 5,000 new GPs.

But doctors' representatives said without detail the announcement was "empty headline-grabbing".

The British Medical Association said the government was yet to explain how it would deliver additional care at a time of "chronic" doctor shortages.

Before the election, the Conservatives gave their backing to a plan by NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens to fill a funding gap estimated at £30bn a year by 2020.

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Source: BBC

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