Local NHS gets big cash boost

The government announced the money for our local NHS yesterday for next year. Wokingham CCG received an increase of 7.29%, taking the total available for local health services to £160 million. The Thames Valley as a whole got an increase of 6.6%, taking the total to £2195 million.

These are large sums of money which I hope will enable the local NHS to provide a good service and cope with increased demand. The sums reflect the government’s decisions to allocate an extra £2bn to the NHS in 2015-16, and their wish to give larger increases in money to the worst funded parts of the country. All CCGs in England received an increase ahead of inflation, but those with lowest per capita funding and with the worst demand pressures were given higher real increases.