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First estimates of funding in new health structure

 

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First estimates of funding in new health structure

In the future, doctors, nurses and other health professionals could control almost £65 billion of NHS funding, health secretary Andrew Lansley announced today.

In addition, around £5.2 billion would be spent on public health services.  Of this, at least £2.2 billion will go direct to local authorities to be spent on action to help their local communities stay as healthy as possible and to reduce health inequalities and will, for the first time, be protected.

The figures were developed by mapping PCT spending in 2010/11 on to the future structure, subject to the passage of the health and social care bill, and uplifting them to 2012/13 levels.