Suella Braverman has welcomed the news that the Conservative Government has delivered on its manifesto pledge to enshrine the historic £33.9 billion funding boost for the NHS into law. The Funding Bill to enshrine in law an extra £33.9 billion every year by 2023-24 for the NHS to transform care will start its passage through Parliament today.
This is the first time any government has placed such a commitment to public services in legislation, ensuring world-class services for millions of patients.The record funding boost will help to deliver on other manifesto commitments such as delivering 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments –in addition to the extra funding that has been committed to build 40 new hospitals and upgrade 20 more.
It will be one of the first pieces of domestic legislation to go through Parliament since this Government took office, placing the NHS top of the domestic agenda.
Commenting, Suella Braverman said:
“I am very pleased to see this Government strongly make it clear that our NHS is of utmost importance.
“That is why this Government is introducing legislation to give our NHS a £33.9 billion a year cash injection by 2023-24, the biggest ever in its history. With this we will be able to deliver more doctors and nurses, as well as building more hospitals and ensure that people see results in frontline services. We know how important the NHS is, and under this Government it will go from strength to strength."