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The UK government will increase its healthcare spending in England by at least £8 billion a year by 2020 and make the NHS a seven-day a week service.
The pledges formed the health focus of the Queen’s Speech yesterday, in which the newly-elected Conservative government set out its legislative agenda.
Other plans will see the government push ahead with the integration of health and social care and ‘prioritise patient access to all services’, particularly those for mental health.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We have a mandate from the British people, a clear manifesto and the instruction to deliver. And we will not waste a single moment in getting on with the task.”For more click here