£5.9bn for capital investment in the Spending Review

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Ahead of this week’s Spending Review/Autumn Budget on October 27, HM Treasury has announced the NHS in England will receive an additional £5.9bn to help tackle the backlog of people waiting for treatment.

The money is said to be for capital investment, with equipment such as scanners, beds, diagnostic hubs, and improvements to IT and digital technology listed. More detail will be provided in the Chancellor’s detailed Budget on Wednesday.



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