May's claim of a Brexit dividend just 'tosh', says leading Tory MP

May's claim of a Brexit dividend just 'tosh', says leading Tory MP

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's shadow health secretary, said the money was "not enough to save our NHS" after eight years of austerity.

But she remained vague on how the new money, totalling £394m more a week in real terms by the end of the settlement, will be paid for, beyond mentioning taxes and repeating her confidence in a so-called Brexit dividend.

Her answer that the increase will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" has already been questioned, with Labour saying the government was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall.

However, while hailing the increased funding as "a significant improvement compared to recent years", NHS Confederation chief executive Niall Dickson said the sum "falls some way short of the 4 percent extra-a-year figure which the independent report we commissioned said was required to bring "even modest improvements" given the huge additional demands on the NHS".

She said the story behind its foundation, where surgeon William Marsden found a dying girl on the steps of St Andrew Church, in Holborn in 1828 underpinned the NHS's approach.

"It must be a plan that tackles wastes, reduces bureaucracy, and eliminates unacceptable variation, with all these efficiency savings reinvested back into patient care".

What kind of cash injection is the NHS getting?

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Plus, the funding increase announced focuses only on NHS England.

Chancellor Philip Hammond would unveil the details of the tax changes, agreed by her Cabinet at a meeting this morning, "in due course", she added.

The prime minister said: "More than a hundred years before the National Health Service was conceived, William Marsden set up the Royal Free to help individuals who needed it. It must be a plan that enjoys the support of NHS staff across the country - not something dreamt up in Whitehall and centrally imposed".

The PM will fill in some of the details on her proposed 10-year plan, which she will say must ensure "every penny is well spent". "This is our National Health Service".

Mrs May said the money, which would not be used for social care, would amount to an increase of 3.4pc, and said the country would also have to "contribute a bit more" to health service funding. "We will be spending it on our priorities and our number one priority is the NHS". However, because of United Kingdom spending commitments made during Brexit negotiations, no such "dividend" will exist until at least 2022.

While welcoming the £20.5bn-a-year boost, the group says Brexit "poses the biggest risk to our health service in its history" and the public should get a vote on the final deal struck with Brussels. But health professionals have argued that the scale of the crisis is much wider and includes other frontline services, particularly in social care. But it's right that we must recognise the impact social care has on the NHS, and the way in which these work together.

The Conservative government is claiming it can pay for a £20bn per year cash injection into the NHS primarily through money saved by ending European Union payments.

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