UNISON responds to IFS report on NHS funding

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.”