Commenting on the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Health foundation report on NHS funding, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:
“We pay considerably less for our NHS than most other European countries do for their health services.
“It delivers exceptional value for money, but this cannot be sustained without a substantial budget increase.
“With the NHS turning 70, now is the time for ministers to show their commitment to a service that has cared for us all so well. That means proper investment.
“Any future financial settlement for the NHS must factor in the costs of having a fairly rewarded and growing workforce.”