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Andy Burnham on Labour response to NHS plan

Drastic changes to services and extra money is needed if the NHS in England is not to suffer, health bosses say.

A five-year plan for the NHS - unveiled by six national bodies - said the NHS would need above inflation rises of 1.5% over the coming years.

That works out at an extra £8bn a year above inflation by 2020.

Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary, told the BBC that Labour's plan for the NHS fitted with the model suggested.

  • 23 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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