RCPCH responds to NHS funding announcement

The Prime Minister has announced today that the NHS will receive additional funding after Brexit.

Responding to Theresa May’s announcement to provide an additional £384m per week for the NHS following Brexit, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Professor Russell Viner, said:

“At a time of unprecedented financial hardship for the national health service, Theresa May’s pledge to provide an additional £384 million per week into the NHS after Brexit is very good news indeed. Her commitment to recruit thousands more doctors and nurses is particularly welcome, especially in paediatrics where units are struggling to safely fill rotas.

"An investment in children is an investment in the future of the NHS, so we look forward to further detail on how this much needed funding will be spent tomorrow, and hope Government’s plans have children and young people at its very core.”