16 Mar 2021

Exclusive: NHS in England ‘needs £12 billion a year boost’ to recover from Covid

Health and Social Care Editor

Millions of GP appointments missed, record waiting lists for mental health treatment, and cancer deaths predicted to rise – the true price of the pandemic, according to a new report by a leading think tank, given exclusively to Channel 4 News.

The IPPR says NHS England will need £12 billion a year extra for both health and social care if there is any hope of a post-Covid recovery.