The future NHS budget debated in response to funding report
Raising NHS spending in England - as demanded in a report by health bosses - would be tough but was possible within a strong economy, Jeremy Hunt has said.
A five-year plan warned the NHS would need an extra £8bn by 2020 along with new arrangements such as letting GP practices offer hospital services.
The health secretary said the Tories could "deliver an NHS people want" but it would take "difficult decisions".
Labour said a failure to increase NHS budgets risked a "full-blown crisis".
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson looks at the challenges ahead.
23 Oct 2014
- From the section UK Politics