The NHS has commented on the government’s funding announcement for the health service due in the Spending Review on 25 November.
Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS, said:
“As well as caring for seriously ill and vulnerable coronavirus patients, our hardworking nurses, doctors, therapists and other NHS staff are looking after many other patients, some of whose care has been disrupted by these two large waves of COVID.
“This extra funding will therefore rightly enable them to tackle longer waits for care by carrying out up to one million extra checks, scans and additional operations.
“And because COVID takes a mental as well as physical toll, it’s particularly important that we will be able to continue to expand mental health services too.”
MAP will continue to track developments on the Spending Review. Read the NHS England press release for more.