Even without Covid, growth in provider spending has outstripped growth in the NHS England budget

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Published: 20/08/2021

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Nuffield Trust analysis of provider sector spending plans and aggregate finance reports. The index line for provider spend starts at 2.5% representing the 2.5% spend above the baseline plan. NHS England budget is as per the Financial Directions to NHS England and is net of funding for Covid-19 and additional pension contributions.