I come from a medical family and am married to a doctor, our NHS staff do incredible work. It is our most precious public service and I passionately support the NHS and what a year its been.
I campaigned to have a medical school at here in Chelmsford at Anglia Ruskin University. It opened in September 2018, and more students are studying to become doctors, nurses and paramedics than ever before.
In September 2021, the government announced:
Additional £5.4 billion cash injection to NHS to support COVID-19 response over next 6 months
Includes £1 billion to help tackle COVID-19 backlogs, delivering routine surgery and treatments for patients
Total government support for health services in response to COVID-19 at over £34 billion this year alone
The NHS will receive an extra £5.4 billion over the six months from September to support its response to COVID-19 and help tackle waiting lists, the Prime Minister and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid have announced today.
The funding will immediately go towards supporting the NHS to manage the immediate pressures of the pandemic. This includes an extra £1 billion to help tackle the COVID-19 backlog, £2.8 billion to cover related costs such as enhanced infection control measures to keep staff and patients safe from the virus and £478 million to continue the hospital discharge programme, freeing up beds.
The additional £5.4 billion brings the government’s total investment to health services for COVID-19 so far this year to over £34 billion, with £2 billion in total for the NHS to tackle the elective backlog.
Here are the full details: Additional £5.4 billion for NHS COVID-19 response over next 6 months - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)