Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of GPs Dr Nigel Mathers
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Leading doctor says demand outstripping supply in NHS

An extra £300m is being added to NHS emergency funds in England to cope with demand this winter.

It brings the total winter pot to £700m - 75% more than the system received last year.

It will help beef up staff numbers and services, particularly at weekends.

A&Es have struggled to hit their four-hour waiting time target this year, but Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said performance should improve now.

Honorary Secretary of the Royal College of GPs Dr Nigel Mathers says demand is simply outstripping supply and the NHS is underfunded.

  • 14 Nov 2014
  • From the section Health
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