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Budget 2017


Although the autumn Budget 2017 promised some extra funding to ease short-term pressures on the NHS, it fell short of addressing the serious, long-term funding problems facing healthcare.

"Today’s Budget was a missed opportunity to put patient care first, address the funding gap and undo damaging cuts to the NHS." 

BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul

How does the Budget affect you?

Read our briefing for members


Key points


Pre-Budget consultation

In September 2017, the BMA submitted evidence to the Treasury pre-Budget consultation.

Read the consultation response


Letter to the Chancellor

Ahead of the Budget announcement, BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul wrote to Chancellor Philip Hammond, calling for him to grant the NHS the funding increase it urgently needs.

Read the letter

Read the Treasury response


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