Tackling postcard lottery of care

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

An extra £140 million has been allocated to support local health services to tackle the postcode lottery of care.The money is on top of the allocations received by health authorities in December and brings the total rise if funding to an average of 8.9 per cent. The NHS research and development budget for the next financial year has also been set at 479million pounds – a rise of 6.6 per cent. This will help to pay for more research in cancer, heart disease, mental health and health technology assessments for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence. For more details see _Homecare Professional_ March 2001

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