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Why properly funding national healthcare means going beyond the NHS

More money for the NHS is necessary but pressures on other public services risk our long term well-being

The NHS under strain © PA images

The NHS under strain © PA images

In his spring statement last week the chancellor tried to paint a picture of the sunlit uplands that beckon beyond Brexit; a public spending dividend of billions, which will finally mark an end to a decade of austerity. Assuming some orderly way forward on Brexit is found, this summer the Treasury will kick off a spending review to map out our post-austerity, post-groundhog-day future.

This spending review has big issues to address. Not least how to ensure…

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